The Vintage Flat for Stratocaster delivers all the chime and sparkle of our Vintage Staggered Strat model, but has flat alnico 5 rod magnets that provide a more even string balance for modern guitars with a larger neck radius, and players using lighter gauge strings. The flat poles also give this pickup a little less edge for an overall smoother tone.
Aside from the flat pole pieces, Seymour Duncan uses all of the same materials to build these as is used in their vintage Fender style single coil pickups. It starts by assembling the bobbins with the proper color and thickness of Forbon flatwork, and hand file the flatwork, assemble, and lacquer our bobbins just as it was done during Fenders Golden Age. This pickup is potted and comes complete with waxed and tinned cloth pushback hook-up wires and traditional keyed bottom plate.