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Mojotone cooks up vintage Gibson-style sounds with the new Premium Historic Limited ’59 P.A.F. Humbucker Set

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Want to put some new-school old-school tone into your vintage Les Paul?

Then check out Mojotone’s new Premium Historic Limited ’59 P.A.F. Humbucker Set, which the company touts as a “painstaking re-creation” of the legendary late-Fifties Gibson P.A.F. humbucker.

The new electric guitar pickups, which Mojotone developed after extensive analysis of original P.A.F.s, boast vintage-correct components and coils that are hand-wound like the originals for “a dynamic, articulate, harmonically rich, yet inspiringly clear set of neck and bridge humbuckers – all at an impressive circa-1959 price."

Features include field-charged rough cast Alnico 2 magnets, un-potted coils, vintage off-white butyrate bobbins, 49.2mm spacing, long-leg nickel silver P.A.F. mounting frames, 42AWG plain enamel wire and two-strand external breaded leads.

The pickups come in a Lifton-style solid pine brown box with original Fifties pink case liner

If this sounds like your sort of vintage-y goodness, head over to (opens in new tab), where the Mojotone Premium Historic Limited ’59 P.A.F. Humbucker Set is available for $249.95 in limited quantities.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.