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Seymour Duncan 59 Model Humbucker Pickup

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The most important thing about the vintage Patent Applied For pickup was its warm, smooth tone and sustain that was unlike anything heard before. The SH-1 is built with the same kind of enameled wire, nickel-plated studs, and balanced coil windings that humbucker inventor Seth Lover used in his first pickups. It looks and sounds just like a '59. Single conductor cable is standard. With traditional spacing.

Seymour Duncan 59 Model Bridge Pickup
The 59 Model bridge pickup is a full sounding, versatile P.A.F. style humbucker with an articulate treble attack, full bottom end, and scooped midrange.

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.

Seymour Duncan 59 Model Neck Pickup
A vintage-voiced, extremely versatile neck pickup that pairs well with most bridge humbuckers.

The ’59 Model neck pickup is one of our most popular pickups because it’s so versatile. It’s designed in the spirit of the original P.A.F. humbuckers of the 1950s, with sweet sustain, full-sounding chords, clear and bright attack, but we’ve made a few refinements to slightly modernize the design and make it more adaptable to different styles.

The ’59 has a full low end which is great for adding character to your clean sounds and sustain to your leads. The high end is slightly boosted for improved pick-attack clarity and the mids are a little scooped for an open, smooth sound that’s great for preserving the clarity of the individual notes in a chord. Play softly and the mids and highs seem to fade back, but pick hard and the note will be confident and clear. There isn’t a genre that the ’59 can’t work within. It pairs nicely with a high output bridge humbucker like the JB or Custom but is equally at home with more moderate pickups like the ’59 bridge. And it’s a popular choice for those with humbucker-routed Telecasters as well. And if you order a four-conductor version for coil splitting, its single coil mode is crystal clear.

The ’59 Model neck pickup is wound on Seymour’s Leesona 102 pickup winding machine, the very one that was used in the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI in the 1950s. It comes standard with a long-legged nickel silver bottom plate, vintage single conductor braided push back lead wire and no logo.
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Phone:  805-964-9610 Warranty:  1 Year (if not altered)

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Review: The Six String SAMurai Submitted: 8/2/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


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Solid neck pickup
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Really solid neck pickup, has a nice scooped curve that compliments almost any bridge pickup, the 59 and JB combo is one of the classic combos that works well for anything. Either way, if you want or need a solid neck pickup, definitely one of the best.

Review: J.C. Submitted: 4/9/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Huge fan

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I love my 59 Seymour Duncan pickups. I have the lil 59 in my tele, Trembucker in my strat, and now this 59 in my epi ES335. For me these are the best of the best. Great upgrade.J.C.

Review: King Diamond Submitted: 11/13/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Best of the Best for Neck Pickups.

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I have the 59 in the neck of three guitars, awesome in every way.

Review: Edward Andrews, gitrman1@yahoo.com Submitted: 10/31/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great Pickup

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Never used the neck pickup by itself much because it just had a 'bland, bassy' sound... But now, with the '59 I get a rich, crisp sound when clean and a smooth, creamy distortion sound using my Ibanez Tube King! I would highly recommend this pickup!!!

Review: Matt Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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My favorite neck pick up!!!

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I tend to put these in all lps in the neck position. Great lead tone can be had with it!!!

Review: Steve Submitted: 8/6/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Sounds just awesome!

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"Well worth the money" Really like the sound of this pickup...............

Review: Harley Dills Submitted: 7/11/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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The perfect "tone in your head" pickup!

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I'm a bit of a tone geek! I've got many different pickups in many different guitars. All different brands! However all of my guitars with Seymour Duncan's, are the ones that get the most use! This Seymour Duncan 59 is a great neck pickup! It matches well with almost any bridge pickup I pair it with! Actually this is my third 59 for a neck position! The tone/feel/dynamics of this pickup are spot on for anything from clean all the way to heavy dirt! It's a true "tone in your head" pickup!

Review: Gary Dunlap Submitted: 1/2/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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It's worth the money spent

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I like it..i like it a lot. I have it in the neck position on my Dean ML. It's just a Korean made no whammy ML, I replaced the DMT design cause it was muddy. It really cleaned up with the 59 and a Dimebucker in the bridge, it's a full on tone machine now.
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Review: Todd Alan of Buffalo Head from Indiana Submitted: 9/25/2010

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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SD Rocks

As with all SD pickups this thing is solid. I'm sure it will last me for years./

Had it for 4 months now and seems to be holding up strong.

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I love this P/U. I just left the studio and used this neck P/U for all my lead work. It gives a nice thick bluesy sound.

Thick and smooth....the instant I bent my first notes it brought a smile to my face. I just held it and let the sustain take over. Less is more.

The polished chrome looks awesome.

Review: Jeff from United States Submitted: 1/17/2009

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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One of the Best Sounding Pickups ever Created!

Seymour Duncan Pickups have got to be One of The Best Available.I have tried quite a few,and I know that there's some Great Pickup Makers out there.However,my ears don't Lie,and Seymours Deliver That Warm,Smooth,Fat,Juicy Tone that they Promise!

As long as I don't allow Dust build-up in the Pickup Cavity of my Guitar,and I wipe the Sweat and Grime off the Pickup when I'm done with it,this Pup should last a Lifetime! Made in America Too!

Your general opinion of this product.

This is the 4th Duncan Pickup I have Purchased.Depending on what type of Sound or Tone your looking for,go to the Seymour Web-site,and use their Tone Chart.The Tone Chart Sound Bites come close to the type your looking for.Bare in mind,...what you set your Amp settings at,EQ,Effects Pedals,etc.,all play a part in your overall Sound.

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Sweet! Just what I was looking for!

I have the Gold Finished 59.No Flaws in the Metal.Very Nice Smooth Gold Finish.You can actually Feel by the touch, and holding these Pickups in your Hand,how well they are made!!

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