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 it’s unsurprising to learn that their pickups are some of the best in the world and have been used by greats 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 worked alongside the world famous pickup designer Bill Lawrence before moving to the UK.
This set of Humbuckers is extra special since they’re handmade in very low numbers by Aaron himself, the fidelity resonating from three generations of pickup manufacturing is clear to hear from this great sounding set which features a Ceramic magnet in the bridge Alnico 5 in the neck.
|Ceramic in the bridge Alnico 5 in the neck.
|Based on an era?