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This is the spirit of where it all began. The Fortyniner is based on the modified lap steel pickup that powered the very first of Leo’s new, prototype solid electric guitars, a design that would finally become the Telecaster we all know and love.

Unlike many later bridge Tele pickups, this was wound with finer, 43awg wire giving a little more compression and growl, and powered by alnico 3 magnets, rather than the later, ‘sharper’ alnico 5s. The lower string pull of alnico 3 helps your guitar achieve its best sustain, and cuts out the ‘ice pick’ highs of some later designs.

Perfect in a single pickup Tele, or pair it with the Honkytonk Angel neck unit

The Fortyniner

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

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