Harmonically rich hybrid humbucker (SH-16) that uses one coil from the 59 Model bridge and one coil from the higher output Duncan Custom model.
Harmonically rich hybrid-coil humbucker that uses one coil from the 59 Model and one coil from the higher output Duncan Custom model.
The 59 Custom Hybrid is a medium output, gritty sounding humbucker that sparkles with upper midrange harmonic content. The brainchild of our incredibly knowledgeable forum members, this humbucker is the result of experimental coil swapping in order to push into new tonal territory. The mismatched coils, and the alnico 5 bar magnet keep the low end nice and tight, and give the treble a grittiness almost like a mini-humbucker. When split, you get the 7k coil for a much more usable single coil sound.Match with the 59 neck or Jazz neck model for a nicely balanced setup.
Hand built in our Santa Barbara, CA factory, the 59Custom Hybrid Trembucker uses an alnico 5 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.
- Magnet:Alnico 5
- Cable:4c Shielded
SH-1n 59 (neck)
A vintage-voiced, extremely versatile neck pickup that pairs well with most bridge humbuckers.
The ’59 Model neck pickup is one of our most popular pickups
because it’s so versatile. It’s designed in the spirit of the original
P.A.F. humbuckers of the 1950s, with sweet sustain, full-sounding
chords, clear and bright attack, but we’ve made a few refinements to
slightly modernize the design and make it more adaptable to different
The ’59 has a full low end
which is great for adding character to your clean sounds and sustain to
your leads. The high end is slightly boosted for improved pick-attack
clarity and the mids are a little scooped for an open, smooth sound
that’s great for preserving the clarity of the individual notes in a
chord. Play softly and the mids and highs seem to fade back, but pick
hard and the note will be confident and clear. There isn’t a genre that
the ’59 can’t work within. It pairs nicely with a high output bridge
humbucker like the JB or Custom but is equally at home with more
moderate pickups like the ’59 bridge. And it’s a popular choice for
those with humbucker-routed Telecasters as well. And if you order a
four-conductor version for coil splitting, its single coil mode is
Model neck pickup is wound on Seymour’s Leesona 102 pickup winding
machine, the very one that was used in the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo,
MI in the 1950s. It comes standard with a long-legged nickel silver
bottom plate, vintage single conductor braided push back lead wire and
- Magnet:Alnico 5
- Cable:4c Braided Shield