Lollar promises the best of both worlds with new coil-splittable Eldorado humbucker

Lollar Eldorado
(Image credit: Lollar Pickups)

Lollar has launched a brand-new coil-splittable humbucking pickup, the Eldorado.

The pickup's design is similar to that of a traditional single coil – with magnetic pole pieces providing its field instead of screws on a bar magnet – meaning its split-coil tones are more akin to those of single coils than regular split humbuckers.

When used as a humbucker, the Eldorado is wired in a way that utilizes phase cancelation to remove unwanted noise, while thickening the desired signal. Splitting the pickup takes the signal from only one of the coils, meaning a single-coil snap is achieved from the same position of the guitar.

“Typically, the split sound on a humbucker is always a compromise,” Lollar says. “It is never quite the same as a full-sized P-90 or Strat single coil. 

“The Eldorado Humbucker does not suffer from the same shortcomings that PAF-style humbuckers do and offers a true single-coil sound when split. You get glassy and clear sounds like a Strat or Tele, even when you play this pickup in a heavy Les Paul-style guitar.”

Eldorado pickups are available now for $200 each. For more information, head to Lollar Pickups.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.