Duncan's tribute to the 1960s gray bottom Telecaster lead pickup. Bright and twangy with a slight softening of the treble response.
The Antiquity II Tele bridge is built with specially calibrated, hand ground Alnico 5 rod magnets with the period correct pole stagger. There is plenty of snap and bounce of the low strings, and on the high strings this pickup gives you that classic Tele twang, but without the dreaded ice pick harshness.
Hand built in our Custom Shop, the Antiquity II Tele Rhythm recreates the look and sound from the 60s. We use custom aged, gray bottom flatwork, brass plated steel bottom plate, vintage push-back cloth wire, and each pickup is lacquered and wax potted like the originals.
Merkki Seymour Duncan