Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. One of the true pioneers of the electric guitar and guitar pickup design, Gibson’s many years of research and manufacturing in the field have helped shape the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for almost 90 years. While it hasn’t previously been well-known to the public, since 1935, Gibson has been the source of the world’s finest pickups and Gibson guitars have come equipped with these standard-setting pickups wound in our own factories. Gibson is proud to honor this history and introduce the Gibson Pickup Shop which offers a variety of pickup styles in Historic, Original and Modern Collections in configurations for all types of players. All Gibson pickups incorporate superior construction and are made using the highest quality materials. Each Gibson pickup is built at the Gibson Pickup Shop in Nashville, TN, from premium materials using time-tested methods.
“Our updated lineup has been categorized into Original, Modern, and Historic collections to be in harmony with our Original, Modern, and Historic guitar collections,” says Jason Davidson, Director, Product Development and Gibson Archives Curator at Gibson Brands. “The Original collection includes pickups based on our original designs from the classic P-90 Dogear single coil to the Dirty Fingers humbucker. The Modern Collection includes pickups built for more modern tones and includes 4-conductor wiring to allow a variety of switching options, and our Historic Collection launches with the aftermarket debut of the Custombucker, previously available exclusively on Gibson Custom Shop guitars.”
From the player-favorite P-90 to the humbucker™ perfected in 1955 by Gibson engineer Seth Lover, the Gibson Pickup Shop offers a variety of pickup styles and configurations every player. Gibson’s hand-assembled pickups feature specially made magnets, maple wood spacers, high-quality cover materials, and four-conductor or vintage two-conductor wiring. Each pickup magnet is magnetized at the Gibson Pickup Shop to ensure peak performance. The use of maple spacers (not plastic) helps to reduce unwanted vibrations. The Gibson Pickup Shop uses Swiss-made Meteor ME-301 coil winding machine, a historical winding machine that Gibson has been using since the 50s. The Meteor ME-301 coil winding machines are highly accurate, precision winders that can handle winding a larger quantity of coils simultaneously.
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