Like its legendary namesake, this handmade neck pickup delivers a rich, deep tone with round top end and long sustain.
The output is comparable to a P-90 or Imperial humbucker.
While ideal for jazz players it also works well with moderate tube amp distortion. It's made with low resistance coil wound with 38-gauge wire — just like the original Charlie Christian pickups — along with a nickel plated blade pole piece and Alnico bar magnets.
DC: Neck 3.2K
Please note: This neck pickup is made for solid bodies so may require routing and minor pickguard modifications. Installation and routing diagrams are included with your order.
Lollar's philosophy on Telecaster pickups is to open up their potential. Jason Lollar often heard from customers that their vintage Telecaster neck pickup was closed-in sounding, compressed and uninspiring. It's a given that the bridge will be the heart of the sound, but thier Telecaster pickup sets are designed to give you an additional tonal counterpoint in the neck pickup.
Lollar's entire Telecaster line is vintage inspired. These pickups are built based on theri experience using, repairing, and rewinding old Telecaster pickups. We love the vintage sound and have worked hard to perfect the construction for better reliability. They don't use any off the shelf parts. Instead, every part in their Telecaster pickups — including flatwork and coil wire — is either made in their shop or made to their custom specification. As with all Lollar pickups, they pay attention to every detail and are uncompromising when it comes to materials and construction. For example, all of their Tele neck pickups have threaded baseplate holes for 6/32" mounting screws so you have the option of pickguard mount or body mount.