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From the Premier Guitar Roundup Review:
"...If Strat pickups were cats, the other sets would snarl. This one purrs. This ’59 Clone set may be too restrained for some, but for those who appreciate the deep, baked-in character of old guitars, this set is the one to beat."
Mojotone has cloned the original 1959 Strat® pickups that recreate the unmistakable 1959 tone. These pickups are an important part of the evolution of guitar electronics and we knew we needed to recreate them in the most ideal way possible. We copied a specific set of original 1959 Strat® pickups that really caught our attention and stood out as something very special.
Each coil is handwound to the exact same specifications. We painstakingly went out of our way to use the exact same materials and manufacturing methods. Sand cast Alnico 5 beveled magnets, vintage-spec heavy Formvar coil wire and lightly wax potted just like the originals.
These have amazing warmth and clarity that absolutely nail that 1959 Strat® sound.
null Like many folks, I own a lot of guitars. These '59 Clone pickups turned my least favorite CS Strat into my favorite.
Name: Don Jones Rating: 5
null They are superb; you are quite the artisan!
I look forward to recording with them.
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Name: Peter Rating: 5
null Simply put, these are just great sounding Strat pickups. They have that inexplicable Strat magic to them that I’ve always craved for an S style guitar. Highly recommended.
Name: James Murphy Rating: 5
Just buy them already! I've tried many pickups. CS Texas Specials, 57/62 reissues, American Fender, Lollar, Noiseless...you name it. But these 59 Strat Clones are my absolute favorite. I installed an SSS set in a 57 AVRI body. I also used a Mojotone Strat wiring harness w/treble bleed. When you hear an old strat you hear that bell like ring. These pickups may be old but they do have that bell tone like quality without being brittle. They also have a slight edge to them when overdriven without being harsh. Absolutely, fantastic strat pickups in my opinion and my favorite so far.
Name: Eric James Rating: 5
null I order the set of 3 in a pre-wired pick guard and I am VERY happy with both the pickups and the professional wiring job with high quality components throughout. The PUs are exactly as advertised and described by others, I previously had a bridge pickup that was so hot it was unusable. That problem was immediately fixed and all three have a classic lower output / warmer tone, which gives me more dynamics since you can attack when desired and they aren't overwhelmed - just agree to bite a bit more with you. and love the wiring on the vol knob, rolls back and tone is unchanged (no loss of high-end). The folks at Mojotone really know what they are doing - thanks!
Name: Glenn Wilkinson Rating: 5
null I wanted to go with a vintage set of pickups for my 2012 Am. Std. Strat which originally came with Fat 50's. I had changed to a set of Fender Original '57/'62 p/u' which were quite vintage sounding, but were very hot. I wanted a set of good vintage p/u's that were not overwound. I corresponded about Mojotone's 59' Clone set with David Shepherd, who is the man behind these pickups at Mojotone. That was all it took for me to order and install a set of the 59' Clones. I'm glad I did, as they are EXACTLY what I was looking for in a set of vintage strat pickups. Thanks David & Mojotone!
Name: Rob Burns Rating: 5
Amazing I totally love these pickups. I am a huge fan of SRV and Rory Gallagher, and these totally nail their early tones. I am so glad I got away from the overwound pickups I removed from my Strat, and went with the tones of 1959. Sweet tone in every pick-up and position.
Name: Kazuho Yamashita Rating: 5
perfect it's perfect strat pickup.
much vintage SPRAGUE ceramic cap.
Name: Jason Thesken Rating: 5
So good! I've tried a lot of strat pickups and there is something special about these. My favorite pickups ever through my vintage amp.
Name: Adam Self Rating: 5
Simply Amazing At Lyman Guitar Co. we use Mojotone pickups in all of our Custom Shop guitars. They're all incredible, but these pickups in particular are out of this world! Such a great, vintage Strat style tone! Very highly recommended!
Name: Gary McKInney Rating: 5
Vintage Goodness Put these in an MIM Strat and it's a world of difference. Made it sound like a vintage guitar. I love these pickups.
Name: Don Keller Rating: 5
Vintage Nirvana I'm a guitar neophyte without a resume' of extensive experience, but I've done quite a bit of pickup and electronics swapping involving Squiers as well as American made Strats. These pickups are incredible..Extremely glassy, with the famous Strat spank intact. Definitely too subdued for some. They're so "vintage" sounding that they sound "tired". Hard to put into words. A beautiful blues tone. I install 7 way switches on all my guitars, and the "all 3 at once" pickup position is to die for. Still lots of bite from the bridge only position. Bridge/neck position is unique as well. I highly recommend these pickups!