“Broadcaster” 1950 Style Tele Pickups – Handcrafted – Hoagland Custom


GREAT Tele handcrafted pickups…   


Hoagland Custom is a guitar custom shop located in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

This is a custom-wound, handcrafted set of two (2) “Broadcaster” 1950 Style Telecaster pickups wound to 1950 Fender® specs.

(To quote an article in Premier Guitar) “The Broadcaster was a two-pickup solid body guitar able to reach high stage volumes with none of the feedback problems that plagued hollow body guitars. The instrument was fitted with an easily replaced bolt-on neck that contained an adjustable truss rod (something earlier prototypes lacked). The instrument’s pickups were meant to give the same bright clarity as Fender’s lap steel guitars. Lastly, a 3-saddle adjustable bridge was included for better (though not perfect) intonation.”


  • ~ Neck – alnico 3 magnets and wound to 7.3k.
  • ~ chrome neck cover included
  • ~ Bridge – wound to 8.6k with alnico 3 magnets (baseplate included)
  • ~ Wax-potted to eliminate squealing & microphonics
  • ~ Vintage-style, cloth-covered leads
  • ~ Handcrafted with all “Made in the USA” parts (bobbins in North Carolina, magnets in Arkansas, pickup wire in Wisconsin, lead wire in New York)

This neck pickup is slightly overwound compared to a modern day standard Tele neck pickup.

The bridge pickup is wound with a thinner coil wire resulting in a more open, resonant, and slightly brighter and fatter pickup.

There are a lot of variables that go into creating, or recreating a tone. While each item in your signal chain is important, no one item will do the job. Pickups, along with the way your guitar is wired, are probably the most important parts in your signal chain. Changing out the pickups/wiring has the biggest impact on your sound. If you are looking for a better-than-stock-Fender tone, THIS is where you start.

Premium quality pickups that are handwound when you order them. We can custom-tailor the winding or the types of magnets to any spec that you’d like.

These pickups are handcrafted by Hoagland Custom and wound specifically FOR YOU. They are NOT “off-the-shelf” pickups. They are NOT relabeled imported pickups. We make these in our shop and they are the highest quality pickups you can buy made from 100% American made parts.

While all of our pickup & wiring solutions are built to be installed rather easily by most do-it-yourselfers, we always recommend that you have a guitar professional at your local guitar shop install them for you.

Contact Hoagland Custom with any questions regarding these handcrafted Hoagland Custom pickups, or any other guitar wiring solution that you might need.


Additional information

Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in
Neck Pickup Cover

none, chrome, gold, black, nickel, raw nickel