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Gibson Pickup Shop Updates Collection With Gibson’s Iconic “Patent Applied For” Humbuckers™

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has shaped sound across generations and genres of music. One of the true pioneers of the electric guitar and guitar pickup design, Gibson’s many years of research and manufacturing in the field have helped shape the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for almost 95 years. While it hasn’t previously been well-known to the public, since 1935, Gibson has been the source of the world’s finest pickups, and Gibson guitars have come equipped with these standard-setting pickups wound in our own factories. Gibson Pickup Shop is proud to introduce the new 1959 Humbucker Collector’s Edition Series 1, available exclusively on Gibson.com. Gibson’s original “Patent Applied For” humbuckers™ from the 1950s are the holy grail of humbucking tone, highly influential with many imitations. All Gibson pickups incorporate superior construction and are built at the Gibson Pickup Shop in Nashville, TN, from premium materials using time-tested methods.

Gibson’s legendary “Patent Applied For” humbucking pickups were launched in 1957 and stand as the pinnacle in the world of electric guitar tone. Now, leveraging a blend of advanced 3D scanning technology, meticulous scientific analysis, and detailed reverse-engineering of authentic late 1950s models alongside the original specifications from the Gibson archives, the Gibson Pickup Shop has crafted the most precise replicas of these renowned pickups to date.

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The 1959 Humbucker Collector’s Edition Series 1 is the most accurate reproduction of “Patent Applied For” humbuckers ever made. Packaged in a high-quality Lifton™ presentation case, this set features double Vintage White butyrate bobbins, Alnico 4 roughcast magnets, and vintage-accurate True Historic nickel covers. These exceptional pickups will be limited to only 1,000 sets, each individually serialized with 1959-style numbering.

Experience the holy grail of humbucking tone for yourself the 1959 Humbucker Collector’s Edition Series 1, available exclusively on Gibson.com from the Gibson Pickup Shop: HERE.

Explore your sound with the full Gibson Pickup Shop Collection, HERE.

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