“Texas Specials” Style Tele Pickups – Handcrafted – Hoagland Custom


GREAT Tele handcrafted pickups…   


Hoagland Custom, located in sunny Fernandina Beach, Florida, has specialized in custom guitar wiring and pickup making for over 25 years…

& we love what we do!

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


  • ~ Neck – a smokin’ hot 9.2-9.4k! – (with alnico 5 magnets)
  • ~ chrome neck cover included
  • ~ Bridge – a screamin’ hot 10.1-10.4k – (unplated 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 is a very hot, warmer, bluesier tone neck pickup than stock.  It features a slightly taller resulting in a badass sounding neck pickup! Not your typical muddy tone that you’re used to in that old stock Tele.

The bridge pickup is WAY overwound (+40%) with a thinner coil wire resulting in a more compressed &  resonant tone. Usually, when you overwind a pickup, it results in a hotter pickup with less highs, more mids and lows UNLESS you overwind it with a thinner coil wire. Using a thinner coil wire and a slightly taller bobbin results in a snappy, open, marginally brighter tone. Interesting combination…

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