61 Special

The fat sound of the ’60s 

The ’60s…so many great bands, so many great tones. Pre CBS Fender Stratocaster guitars are considered some of the holy grail of guitars. While the ones from the ’50s are famous for the maple necks and open tone, the ones from the ’60s are known for their rosewood fingerboards and fat, bell-like tone. The Amber Pickups ’61 Special is set to capture the nuances of that era. Handmade using Heavy Formvar insulation, AWG42 wire and AlNiCo 5 magnets, the ’61 Special really is an authentic set. Amber chose to reverse the middle pickup by default, to eliminate hum in in-between positions.

61 Special technical specifications

Manufacturer Amber Pickups
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Guitar Style Strat
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 6.4
DC Resistance 6.3
DC Resistance 6.1
Alloy Type Alnico 5
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Heavy Formvar
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? 60s
Made In Germany
Manufacturer Part Number AP-61SP-AGED-B-AW, AP-61SP-AGED-SET-AW, AP-61SP-B-AW, AP-61SP-SET-AW
GTIN 14 04051463354458, 04051463354441

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