David Gilmour needed a pumped-up sound for his famous Black Strat, so
Seymour wound what became the Custom Staggered medium-output
Stratocaster pickup. It has been, and continues to be, an honor to work
with such a legend. The Custom Staggered is a special overwound
single-coil that strikes a great balance between increased output and
classic Stratocaster tonal character. It will deliver bigger, fatter
chords, and will cut through the mix more clearly than a traditional
Strat pickup, all the while maintaining the magic and mojo that make a
Strat sound like a Strat. Single notes are bold and loud, and solos
truly sing. Use in the bridge position with a pair of Vintage Staggered
Strat pickups in the neck and middle for the Gilmour-approved setup.
The bobbins are built with hand-ground Alnico 5 rod magnets, lacquered and wound, and are wax potted for squeal-free performance. We use modern oval Forbon flatwork (non-triangular) which enables this pickup to fit into any guitar that is routed for single coils.
- Left- for some models with vintage staggered pole pieces, we offer a left-handed option. The stagger will be reversed for left-handed players.