We’ve heard from many guitar builders and
players alike, who wanted our Antiquity pickups with a new, pristine
look, rather than an aged, vintage look.
So we created the Retrospec’d series. All the tone of
yesteryear, in a brand new look. This humbucker set delivers the tone
of the most elusive vintage PAF humbuckers.
The original boutique humbucker set makes your Les Paul look vintage and sound priceless.
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
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. 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.
- DCR:8.6 (bridge); 7.7 (neck)
- Magnet:Alnico 2
- Cable:1c Braided Shield