From Seymour Duncan:
At Seymour Duncan, we have a 40 year archive of data on pickup design, detailing every nuance, down to the smallest detail. This knowledge is what gives our legendary Antiquity pickups their authentic tone.
We’ve heard from many guitar builders and players alike, who wanted our Antiquity pickups with a new, pristine look, rather than an aged, vintage look.
So we created the Retrospec’d series. All the tone of yesteryear, in a brand new look.
The Antiquity Tele Lead will give you that early 50s Tele tone, but with the high end sweetened by the custom calibrated hand ground alnico 2 rod magnets. What you get is the classic Tele twang and snap, but with a treble response that is nice and bright without being piercing. Like the originals, the ferrous bottom plates are not wax potted for that breakin up Telecaster twang tone that is just on the verge of feedback.Each pickup is hand-fabricated and scatter-wound in our Custom Shop, and all parts are aged to give the look and sound of a pickup that has been played for decades. We use vintage style push back cloth wire, and they are all lacquered and potted in lamp black paraffin wax, like they were in the 50s.
MAGNET: ALNICO 2
CABLE: CLOTH PUSH-BACK