Leddin Handwound Vintage ’50s Formvar Telecaster neck pickup 7.65k alnico 3

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


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.

I wind these neck pickups to vintage ’50s specs using 43 AWG Formvar wire and alnico 3 magnets. The result is a sweet warm vintage tone and a perfect match for my ’50s Formvar Bridge units.


  • Available in right and lefthanded
  • Alnico 3 magnets
  • Period correct 43 AWG Heavy Formvar wire
  • Wound to 7.65k with custom winds available
  • Cloth pull back vintage style wire
  • Choice of bare nickel, chrome or nickel cover (Please specify)
  • Choice of pickguard or body mount screws (Please specify)
  • Rubber mounts
  • Wax potted to prevent feedback

Gold covered units for $115 Each (Please contact me to place and order)

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

Sound clips courtesy of Steve Mansfield of Vancouver using a custom built Leddin relic Tele. Recorded live off the floor through a Fender Blues Junior.

Formvar Neck clean

Formvar Neck warm blues

Formvar Bridge and Neck


Additional information

Weight .1 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 5 cm

1 review for Leddin Handwound Vintage ’50s Formvar Telecaster neck pickup 7.65k alnico 3

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim Baynes, WA (verified owner)

    I am so pleased with this pickup, which has breathed life back into my 90’s Mexican Tele. It has added a more unique flavour to the neck and middle positions – which is exactly what I wanted for recording. It nails the vintage vibe, of course. I wish I’d done this upgrade years ago.

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