Best P-90 pickups 2024: Rejuvenate your guitar tone with a fresh set of P-90s covering various price points and styles

Best P-90 pickups: Close up of Gibson Non-Reverse Firebird Studio with three P-90 pickups
(Image credit: Future)

Guitarists will argue until they are blue in the face about every minute detail of the electric guitar. From the role tonewood plays in the overall sound, to which tone capacitors will allow you to achieve sonic bliss and everything in between. Thankfully, there's one thing guitar players universally agree on – the best P-90 pickups are among the most versatile tone generators in the world. 

Introduced to guitarists in the 1940s, Gibson's wide bobbin single coil is just as popular today as it was all those decades ago. Nowadays, there are many pickup designers and manufacturers looking to showcase their own unique take on this iconic concept, and we've listed a few of our favorite examples in this guide to the best P-90 pickups. 

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Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

Daryl is a Senior Deals Writer at Guitar World, where he creates and maintains our 200+ buyer's guides, finds the best deals on guitar products, and tests the latest gear. His reviews have been featured in prominent publications like Total Guitar, Future Music magazine, and

During his career, he has been lucky enough to talk to many of his musical heroes, having interviewed Slash and members of Sum 41, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Thrice, and more. In a past life, Daryl worked in music retail. For a little under a decade, he advised everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros on the right gear for their needs. 

Daryl is also a fully qualified sound engineer, holding a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay.