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.
Faithfully recreated from the famous 1957 PAF with the same plain enamel 42 AWG wire and Alnico III magnets for the warmth and singing tone the originals are known for. Proper 49.2mm pole piece spacing, braided wire with no tap and maple spacers.
|Alloy Type||Alnico 3|
|Wire Type||42 AWG|
|Signal Leads||Braided Shield|
|Insulation Type||Plain Enamel|
|Based on an era?||'50s|
|Based on famous model?||Gibson 1957 PAF|
|Manufacturer Part Number||HPAO57|