A year ago or so I decided to launch a new, premium range of pickups, developed with top British luthiers to the very highest specification and using materials and techniques a bit more exotic than my normal Oil City range. First off these were branded ASL … my initials … but I have decided to bring these pickups under the Oil City banner as OilCity Masterwound to save confusion. I wind and assemble every Masterwound pickup personally and believe them to be among the best in the world … at any price. Most Masterwound pickups are available direct from this site or ‘off the shelf’… If you don’t want to wait … at carefully selected outlets … some pickups are exclusive to certain retailers or luthiers. See individual pickup specs for availability.