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Here’s the classic ‘last of the line’, sixties ‘pre CBS’ pickup … lovingly recreated after rewinding lots of examples and gleaning all the measurements and info from the real thing … on our workbench.

Wound with classic ‘Heavy Formvar’ wire, staggered poles, black flatwork to 5.6k and boasting hand bevelled and polished magnets. This is the crisp, woody tone familiar on so many recordings. Powered by alnico 5, this is the spirit of the early sixties: clarity with more top end ‘zing’ than later plain enamel wound incarnations.

Bridge slightly over-wound for balance.


Masterwound single coil Strat pickups are sold as complete sets of three. 



Oil City ‘Masterwound’ range

Our premium series: these pickups take on the top boutique makers worldwide, and set a new standard for tone.

‘Using the finest materials and with the most exacting assembly each Masterwound pickup is hand made, serial numbered and signed, by me alone’.

~ Ash

As fitted to Feline Guitars, the Blackmachine B6 and many quality UK made custom instruments.

PRE-BS 62 set

  • We wind pickups to order, please allow 21 days for build and dispatch.

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