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Handwound pickups.

I make and put handwound pickups in all my guitars. I am also glad to sell pickups individually. Pickups can be custom made for your string spacing. Potting is available if you want it. Pickups are made with 42 guage formvar wire and alnico 5 magnets. I use the liner sheets that separate layers of cigars to make the top bobbins. Here is a small sample recorded using a four string pickup.

Pickups with plain top bobbins are $20, $30, $50 for 3, 4, and 6 strings. Add $10 for wooden top bobbins.

Here is a video from Jay Gilliam showing a guitar he made using a CigTone pickup.
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