Made to look and sound like a 1950s humbucker, this pickup has a smooth, warm neck tone with a sweetness that only an Antiquity can deliver.
The Antiquity neck humbucker delivers an articulate, yet mellow tone that results from a perfectly balanced frequency response that combines a soft, sweet treble attack with a warm, full sounding low-end. The custom aged Alnico 2 bar magnet creates an airy openness to the top-end that gives chords clarity and articulation, while the vintage output coils really bring out the rich harmonic content. Single notes have a beautiful singing quality with just the right amount of treble emphasis.
We have taken great care to make sure our Antiquities collection are all hand built in our Custom Shop the way Seth Lover did in 1955. The mold we use for our butyrate bobbins was created by the same factory that built the original PAF mold for Gibson. Other key features include our specially manufactured 42AWG plain enamel mag wire, nickel silver cover, 2.5-inch alnico 2 bar magnet, custom machined metal spacer and maple spacer, single conductor push-back braided lead wire, and nickel silver bottom plate with long mounting legs.
Staying true to the original Gibson PAF, these humbuckers are not wax potted which takes you right to the edge of harmonic breakup. For that unmistakable vintage mojo, we wind every Antiquity humbucker on Seymours original Leesona winding machine from the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI. Bottom plates and bar magnets are all signed by Seymour to guarantee that you are getting an original Seymour Duncan Antiquity.