Icon Vintage ’57 Humbucker

Iconic ’57 

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.

Icon Vintage ’57 Humbucker technical specifications

Manufacturer Kent Armstrong
Pickup Configuration H-H
Guitar Style LP/SG/ES
String Number 6
Output Lower
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 8.25
DC Resistance 7.3
Alloy Type Alnico 3
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Braided Shield
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material Mix
Based on an era? '50s
Based on famous model? Gibson 1957 PAF
Made In Korea
Manufacturer Part Number HPAO57

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