Leddin Handwound “CBS” ’60s inspired Telecaster bridge pickup 8.85k – Big bold tone!

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


1 in stock


  • I build these pickups to order with a 4 week turnaround after receipt of full payment. 
  • Items listed in stock means I have the parts to build them. 
  • To order please purchase via the website cart and within 4 weeks I will post out your pickups. 
  • I will contact you within 3 business days to confirm the build specs. 
  • Tone cannot be rushed my friends and I won’t rush to cater for the hasty. 
  • Please contact me prior to purchase for an accurate ETA.

These pickups are designed around vintage CBS Tele specs. I have included all of the distinct features from this period including grey bottom fiber bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. The D and G magnets are slightly taller for a brighter tone as per CBS specs. The taller middle magnets also make the Leddin CBS the perfect pickup for vintage radius necks.  I wind my CBS to 8.85k which is hotter than the original ’60s – ’70s pickups which can be a little too thin and bright.  This pickup has more body to the tone but still retains that bite that a Tele should have.  Have a listen to the sound clips below to hear that my CBS can go from Twang to Rock and everthing else in between.  By far my best Tele pickup seller!


  • Available in right and lefthanded (Please specify for lefthanded)
  • Alnico 5 .187 inch magnets in late ’60s stagger
  • Period correct 42 AWG dark plain enamel wire
  • Wound to 8.85k with custom winds available
  • Cloth pull back vintage style wire
  • Black string wrap as standard (Please specify at checkout for white)
  • Copper plated steel baseplate
  • Stainless screws and rubber mounts
  • Wax potted to prevent feedback

I sell calibrated Tele sets for $209 on the Tele pickup set page.

Sound clips for the CBS Tele bridge courtesy of Vancouver Rockabilly legend Gord Smithers,

Country Steel

Clean Twang

Jazz Country

Biting Blues

Swamp Blues


The CBS and Classic Bridge pickups in action with Gord Smithers,

Additional information

Weight .150 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 5 cm

2 reviews for Leddin Handwound “CBS” ’60s inspired Telecaster bridge pickup 8.85k – Big bold tone!

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve been using this pickup in my main guitar for about a year and I love it. I get alot of compliments on my teles tone and I would attribute that to Dave’s handwound pickups. I’m ordering another one for a guitar I’m building.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony (verified owner)

    Fitted this pickup on Dave’s recommendation into mt ’74 Fender Telecaster custom (the old pickup had become microphonic). All I can say is WOW it’s a ballsy pickup when driven and cleans up well when back the volume off.
    Thanks Dave.

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