Icon Series ’54 Strat

Uh yes ’54 was a great year 

Kent Armstrong is the second generation of guitar wizards the Armstrong family has produced, indeed Kent’s own son Aaron now famously creates pickups too and Kent’s father Dan ran a great guitar repair shop in New York City. With such a lineage its unsurprising to learn that their pickups are some of the best in the world and have been used by great such as Jimmy Page, Rory Gallagher, Matt Bellamy and even members of the TonePedia team have them in some of their own favourite guitars. Kent himself work alongside the world famous pickup designer Bill Lawrence before moving to the UK. 

A faithful recreation of a typical mid-fifties Strat single coil pickup, the Icon 54’s provide sweet-sounding top end with chimey tones. In-between combinations (switch positions 2 and 4) create the coveted vintage bell-like chime whilst the alnico III magnets help produce a full and clear bass response

Icon Series ’54 Strat technical specifications

Manufacturer Kent Armstrong
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Guitar Style Strat
String Number 6
Output Lower
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 5.75
DC Resistance 5.75
DC Resistance 5.75
Alloy Type Alnico 3
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Heavy Formvar
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? '50s
Based on famous model? 1954 Fender Strat Pickups
Made In Korea
Manufacturer Part Number TVST54

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