The 55T (1955 to 1960) Telecaster style lead pickup...

50R and 55T used together (middle position) 55T (1955 Tele lead type) alone
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 55T Lead Pickup       Prototype 55T with custom 'aged' magnets

This is the 'third generation' pickup design as originally used in Telecasters
from 1955 to 1960, with the D string magnet taller than the G string magnet
and both of these magnets taller than the other four magnets

First, we start out with a pair of our own hand machined Forbon (vulcanized fiber) bobbin plates made right in house.
Then we assemble the bobbin with the correct size Alnico V magnets and insulate the bobbin with a coat of nitrocellulose lacquer
to protect the coil windings. Then we wind the pickup's coil with period correct 42 gauge plain enamel wire to customer specification,
and overwrap the coil with a protective coat of white string. The pickup is now potted in a clear wax bath to solidify the coil
and protect it, a copper plated steel 'twang plate' is added, 'vintage style' cloth covered hookup wire is added to the pickup,
and the pickup is repotted to reduce microphonics. Once the pickup has cooled, it is tested for power, tone, and microphonics,
and a data sheet is written for each pickup

This pickup is also available in 'RW/RP' (reversed coil winding direction and magnetic polarity)
for players who want a 'humcancelling' effect in the middle pickup switch position when used
with the matching 50R rhythm pickup. If you play with high gain amplifiers and would like your
pickup made without a twang plate for microphonics reasons, we can also custom make
your pickups with the height screw holes threaded just like on a Stratocaster's pickup!

                    Price $74.95 each