1959 Special Humbucker
1959 Special Humbucker
1959 Special Humbucker

1959 Special Humbucker

Regular price $75.00
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Handmade in the USA to order!!
Wound for that incredible 1959 tone!!
Handcrafted humbuckers begin at $75 each
Choose Neck or Bridge or add both for a Custom Calibrated Set
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There are certain years that have captivated guitar players because of their cherished tone and the year 1959 is certainly one of them! Whether single coil or humbucker, the 1959 pickup has been sought after as one of the most recognized for its majestic vintage tone. We have made every researchable effort to replicate this magic pickup and make it one of the best on the market!

Constructed of period correct materials right down to the maple spacers, this pickup delivers! The tone is unapproachable and will easily captivate your ears with that amazing balance of highs, mids and bass response yielding unprecedented vintage tone. The pickup is made with enamel wire and alnico II magnets, to give a tone just like back in the day.

The alnico II magnets ensure long lasting sustain as today’s hotter magnets can rob that cherished characteristic. The enamel wire delivers that vintage bite your instrument will love you for. Please Note: Covered pickups are extra and optional.


  • Enamel wire
  • Alnico II magnets
  • All mounting hardware included
  • Neck Output Approx 7.6-7.8k
  • Bridge Output Approx 9.3k
  • Wax Potted
  • Hand made to order in the USA

Full 1959 Special Humbuckers Demo by Lucas Fowler

 1959 Special @ Neck / Aggressor @ Bridge Demo by Lucas Fowler

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Rueben B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Planet Tone for the win.

Like taking a heavy wet blanket off your guitars tone. Instantly wakes it up and provides clarity and articulation.

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Chris D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Pickup!!

There's a reason they're called pickups! That's because when you get a great one they really do PICK YOU UP!! This is such awesome pick up! I'm already considering which of my other guitars will get one installed in it!! Thanks Planet Tone!

David B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Best kept secret in the pickup market!

Installed these pickups along with new pots, 50s style wiring, & orange drop tone caps, and my Les Paul oozes tone! Couldn't be happier!

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