S Duncan SH-1B
The 59 Model bridge pickup is a full sounding, versatile P.A.F. style
humbucker with an articulate treble attack, full bottom end, and
The 59 bridge model is great for all types of rock and blues. We designed
these vintage style coils to give it an airy quality that keep this pickup
planted firmly in the P.A.F. family. The alnico 5 bar magnet, and vacuum wax
potting have been added to compensate for lighter guitar strings and louder
amplifiers than were ever used in the 50s. The result is a pickup with tons
of old-school tonal character, but with a brighter top end, and a more
compressed sound. Pair with the 59 neck model for an evenly balanced output
and tone.In addition to the alnico 5 magnet and wax potting, we hand build
the 59 Model with a variety of traditional vintage treatments, such as 42AWG
plain enamel mag wire, long legged nickel silver bottom plate, vintage single
conductor braided push back lead wire, and no logo. As with all of our P.A.F.
style pickups, the 59 Model is wound on Seymours old Leesona winder from
the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI.