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Modern Classic PRS Humbuckers Now Available Separately For The First Time

Published 9 years ago on August 7, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Modern Classic PRS Humbuckers Now Available SeparatelyFor The First Time -

Headline Music Ltd has announced that PRS Guitars' highly-praised59/09 and 53/10 humbuckers will be available for purchase in the UKthis autumn. Until now, both models have been available only on PRSGuitars instruments.

The alnico pickups were designed by Paul Reed Smith to capturethe tone of legendary 1950s-era guitars - each is made withvintage-style wire and wound in-house in the PRS Electronicsdepartment.

Introduced in 2009, the uncovered 59/09 treble and bass pickupsare articulate while still providing rich harmonic overtones. Witha powerful bridge pickup and sweet, bright neck unit, the paircombine to delivery clarity and definition with a punch. The 59/09are compatible with both five-way blade and five-way rotaryswitches.

The 53/10 pickups were inspired by the tone of single-coilguitars from the 50s and are the warmest-sounding of PRS'svintage-themed pickup family. With a sweet high end and warm,smooth bass, the 53/10s have scuffed nickel covers for a perfectvintage look. The pickups are compatible with toggle switches andpush/pull tone pots.

The 59/09 and 53/10 pickups carry a retail price of £159 eachand will be available to purchase from www.headlinemusic.co.uk andPRS Guitars dealers nationwide.

 


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