I wanted a neck pickup that had warmth, clarity and an all around great tone. The 1959 Special Humbucker nailed it! Great, great pickup!
I purchased these pickups (59 Specials) for use in a project guitar and they are excellent!! Clear, crisp, loud, but clean. surprising output for fairly medium range windings. Very impressive. Definitely as good as much pricier models, makes my PRS stock pickups sound pretty thin, TBH. I'm thinking about updating those now, haha. One project at a time. If you are debating whether to get these, go for it, I believe you will not be sorry!
Ordered these pickups for install in a LP kit. Perfect fit and the quality is beyond reproach. You can certainly pay a lot more for humbuckers, but in my opinion, you would needlessly be chasing the last 2% of perfection. Already have plans to buy a set of 57’s for my next project. If you are on the fence about these, just do it; you won’t be sorry