Purpose-designed, custom-wound tone bombs
Soderlund Guitars are all individually designed and hand-wound. We produce single-coil pickups with a carefully designed match of impedance, inductance and magnet type and size to satisfy a singular tonal purpose: Your sound. Our pickups are hand assembled, scatter-wound, lightly potted, and carefully calibrated to meet you on the quest for the sweetest of electric guitar tone.
Sweet 54s are built on staggered, low gauss Alnico 5 magnets, scatter wound with 42 AWG plain enamel and tuned to around 6 kOhms in in the neck and middle and 6.5 kOhms in the bridge. They offer sparkling tonal balance when clean and harmonically rich overdriven sounds. Get the most authentic vintage strat sound for the price of a new set of pickups.
Ever noticed that your strat-style pickups' lower range is a little weak or that their upper register is a little flat and piercing? The 5/3 set fixes that with sweet, nuanced, colourful Alnico 3 magnets for the treble strings and more strongly voiced Alnico 5 for the lower three strings. These are combined with 42 AWG plain enamel wire and a light wax potting to create pickups that boast a powerful lower register and a sweet, nuanced higher tonal spectrum.
This moderately voiced pickup set uses unstaggered Alnico 2 magnets and 43 AWG enamel coated wire for a sweet, harmonically rich vintage tone with bucket loads of archetypal strat quack. If subtlety is your style, these speak your language.