Hoagland Custom is a guitar custom shop located in Columbus, Ohio. We are a DIY based shop, that is, we carry a TON of parts and tools for the do-it-yourselfer.
The P-90 was originally designed in 1946 by Walt Fuller for Gibson.
Stronger alnico magnets tend to increase a pickups inductance so alnico 5 pickups tend to have a more aggressive, snarly, and powerful tone than the earlier alnico 3 pickups.
Traditional P-90 pickups measure (soapbar) 85mm x 35mm or (dogear) 87mm x 40mm.
P-90s have a shorter, wider bobbin than Telecasters or Stratocasters which gives them a little higher output and more powerful mids and lows…
- neck – wound to 7.9k
- bridge – wound to 8.5k
- alnico 5 magnets (other magnet types available – please call our shop)
- 50mm polepiece spacing
- hand scatterwound
- high quality bobbins
- vacuum formed cover (white, black, cream)
- wax-potted to eliminate squealing & microphonics
- handcrafted with all “Made in the USA” parts (bobbins in North Carolina, magnets in Arkansas, pickup wire in Wisconsin, lead wire in New York)
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 to replicate a particular tone – blues, rock, jazz – THIS is where you start.
Premium quality pickups that are handwound when you order them. We can custom-tailor the winding to any spec that you’d like.
This pickup is handcrafted by Hoagland Custom and wound specifically FOR YOU. It is NOT an “off-the-shelf” pickup. It is NOT a relabeled imported pickup. We make this from scratch in our shop and it is the highest quality pickup 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.