Here's our best, most authentic take on the classic early 50's Strat sound- The 59 professional Series.
Made with all the good stuff- authentic black fiber bobbins, sand-cast Alnico V rod magnets, hand magnetized and set in the correct vintage stagger, beveled for the classic look and feel, heavy Formvar coil wire and even waxed cloth push-back wires.
The 59 Strat we used was wound strong- 7k bridge, 6.2k middle and 5.5K neck...and the combination of the Heavy Formvar wire and strong Alnico Magnets gave us a stronger, tighter sound...think early SRV- Rory Gallagher...you get the picture. Choose either a normal wound mid pickup or an RW/RP mid for hum canceling in positions 2 and 4. If you're a true vintage tone freak you'll go for standard wound to maintain maximum "quack"...but for the gigging musician, that hum canceling is awfully handy and you don't lose too much.
These come stock with white covers- and you may add vintage white, cream or black covers for a small fee.
The complete set of 3 comes packed in a GFS Professional box with nickel plated Stainless Steel screws, Silicone Rubber springs and a wiring diagram.