The Antiquity II Jaguar bridge uses calibrated alnico 5 rod magnets and a custom coil wind for a focused 60s surf tone that is bright and jangly.
The mid-’60s Jaguar was an important part of the Surf sound for dozens of Southern California bands, and was heard on countless TV and movie soundtracks. This pickup recreates that classic sound. Our custom Antiquity aging process adds a sweetness to this pickups top end, while retaining its bright, chimey focus, even if you are playing through a wash of reverb.
Use with the RWRP Antiquity II Jaguar neck pickup so that, when used together, they will be hum-canceling.
This pickup is a drop-in replacement for any Fender American Standard sized Jaguar pickup, and will fit into the existing cover and claw.
Hand built in our Custom Shop, this pickup uses hand ground alnico 5 rod magnets, a custom coil wind with heavy formvar mag wire, vintage-correct bottom gray flatwork, cloth push-back lead wire, and they are all lacquered and wax potted like the originals.
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