Custom Wound Pickups


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As I was saying at the outset, I make my pickups from scratch, I do not just import from the Pacific Rim and resell.  There’s nothing wrong with importing and reselling, it’s just not what I do.

So, in this new version of the JD’s Guitar Works website and I have decided to include a page that gives you a better idea of what goes into winding pickups, the tools I use, including those I developed and fabricated like the CNC winder above.

It is still a work in progress, but I think you’ll get a bit of an appreciation for what is involved in building guitar pickups!

The links below contain summaries of the tools I use to build my pickups and the processes that go into it.  

If you have any question about what I do, please drop me a note at info@jdguitarworks.com and I’ll try and answer them as best as I can.

My Process. . .

“. . . After trying out various pickups in my custom built hardtail Strat, I am really pleased with the sound of Jim's pickups - the clarity, tone and definition is outstanding!  I'll definitely be putting some in my other strats.

                       Lee (Nepean)

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