Authentically aged humbucker set delivers the aesthetics and tone of the most elusive vintage PAF humbuckers.
The original boutique humbucker set makes your Les Paul look vintage and sound priceless.
The Antiquity neck
humbucker delivers an articulate, yet mellow tone that results from a
perfectly balanced frequency response that combines a soft, sweet treble
attack with a warm, full sounding low-end. The custom aged alnico 2
bar magnet creates an airy openness to the top-end that gives chords
clarity and articulation, while the vintage output coils really bring
out the rich harmonic content. Single notes have a beautiful singing
quality with just the right amount of treble emphasis.
The Antiquity bridge humbucker delivers that
open, airy tone of the great “PAF” humbuckers that Seth Lover designed
in 1955. High notes cut through without being overly bright, and low
notes growl with spongy vintage warmth. We wind the bridge model a
little hotter for better balance and added warmth, and, as with the
neck model, we use the same custom hand-aging process to create an
authentic vintage look and sound.
Each Antiquity humbucker is built in our Custom
Shop and aged both cosmetically and magnetically to simulate the wear
and tear that a pickup goes through after decades of playing. The mold
we use for our butyrate bobbins was created by the same factory that
built the original PAF mold for Gibson. Other key features include our
specially manufactured 42AWG plain enamel mag-wire, nickel silver
cover, 2.5-inch alnico 2 bar magnet, custom machined metal spacer
& maple spacer, single conductor push-back braided lead wire, and
nickel silver bottom plate with long mounting legs. Staying true to
the original Gibson PAF, these humbuckers are not wax potted which
takes you right to the edge of harmonic breakup. For that unmistakable
vintage mojo, we wind every Antiquity humbucker on Seymour’s original
Leesona winding machine from the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo,
MI. Every bottom plate & bar magnet is signed by Seymour to
guarantee that you are getting an original Seymour Duncan Antiquity.