56T - WG back up for sale May 05 2019

I'm able to make the 56T Whte Guard Tele pickups again, finally.  It has been a process procuring the domestic magnets for these.  But everything is finally a go again.  

I think you will find these to be the best Tele pickups available to capture that mid to mid/late 50's Tele tone.  

Check em out here with a killer video from roknfnrol


Also, the Tarbak pickups will be back available by mid-may.  Gritty T-top style output with a smooth ceramic magnet!

Manlius Pickups - New models! November 10 2016

November 2016

Ok, bunch of new products to mention, plus some old favorites are back ready to be built again.

T90 and SP90 are back and orderable.  I had some issues getting some plastic parts on the T90 made properly.  But all is set to go.  SP90 is back as well, I also have some new baseplates coming for the Sp90 that will really beef up the tone when needed.

Manlius T90


I'll also have some new items coming live soon.  

59LT - is a low wind PAF pickup built with a nice bit of NOS magnet wire.  The wire isn't from the 50's, but it is pretty old and gives a nice vintage tone.  LT stands for low turn (low output) and these are run with killer A3 magnets.  These should be orderable soon.

Tarbak - Clone of mid 70's Super Humbuckers, minus the messy black epoxy potting.  Low output T-Top style coils with cool ceramic magnets for quite the top end response.

Manlius Standard T & B - Clone of some killer Standard Bass and Treble humbucker pickups, with A5 magnets on the slug coil giving you great top end and a very nice split coil tone.  Available with the 88 Mod on the bridge pickup, which replaces the A5 slugs on the B and high E strings.  Great for your PRS, SE, or vintage restoration!

56T - Clone of a vintage set of Tele pickups I got to mess around with recently.  The historical examples were a bit warmer than expected with severely degaussed magnets. These replica's have classic mid 50's whiteguard output matched with lower strength magnets to match the vintage examples.  All leads to a very unique vintage Tele tone with a killer mid range response!

That's pretty much whats new... Hope all is well and good for the rest of the year!



New for 2014! February 26 2014

Manlius Pickups will be dropping some new models and designs throughout 2014!  Last year was one of the most succesful the shop has experienced - I shipped more pickups than ever before and have had a nice increase in daily inquiries and site traffic.  I am hopeful that these new models, along with a new website, will make 2014 an even better year.  I do want to thank all who have contacted me about pickups, ordered them, reviewed them, and spoken kindly of them.  It means a great deal to one-man shop!

New Models:

  • 58 Flat Pole Limited : Unique vintage based S-Style set with some custom tweaks!
  • Fat 54 : Muscled up 1954 S-Style pickup set with big output!
  • The Sixty Seven : repro of my personal favorite Tele set!  Raw and dynamic!
  • Big Chuck : Larger sized magnets and big output in a Tele replacement set!

Additionally, you will find my full line of Jaguar pickups listed for sale on the new site.  I have sourced new part suppliers and now can keep these as a regular offering.  

There have also been some tweaks to models.  Both the Fat Goat and Fat Goat R/90 are available in full nickel or chrome covers, black (or red) with nickel side enclosures, or in the classic white or black plastic look.  These are some of my favorite pickups and it is nice to offer them in a wider range of finish options.

With the new site and several new designs, some older models where dropped from my active list.  I make numerous models, and at times the choices can become daunting and too many choices creates unwanted confusion.  I have taken an effort to streamline some models and drop some others that haven't sold too well.  All these models are still available if they are your personal fav, just not listed here.  

If you have any questions please let me know!  Thanks for taking a look around at Manlius Pickups!