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Need repair? Interested in some custom work? Do you have a question or comment for the podcast? Need a pickup rewound or interested in some custom pickups? I look forward to hearing from you.  Use the form below, I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

If you have a repair that will need to be shipped to me, I will respond with shipping instructions and the address to send it to.

Eric Daw Custom Guitars and Repair Idaho Falls, Idaho 206-769-1834 or 208-557-4329

Address supplied upon request


Custom Pickups

Rewinds and Repairs

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Pickups & Rewinds

I make custom pickups and rewind almost any guitar pickup.  If you are interested in purchasing pickups, fill out the following form and I will email you an invoice.  All pickups are $100 each and made to old world, high quality standards with the finest materials available.  Each pickup is made by hand, to order, especially for you.  Order fulfillment time is about 2 weeks.  (WARNING- my T Bridge pickups are slightly microphonic on purpose.  Not for super high gain applications!)

Each pickup is made by hand, with the finest materials available, and to the highest standards possible.  These are not made by trained lackeys or machines, I personally wind each pickup by hand, on a direct drive pickup winding device that I made after studying the early pickup winding devices of the electric guitar pioneers of the 1950’s. The wire is guided by hand, producing a scatter wound pattern in the coil that cannot be replicated by any machine. This is the secret behind the tone of the great pickups that are so sought after today. The finest USA made alnico magnets are sourced for production, as well as the best quality USA made enamel coated magnet wire. The alnico pole pieces are charged magnetically by hand using a magnet charging device of my own construction. No corners are cut to keep costs down, the aim is to make the highest quality, hand made, best sounding boutique pickups available.

Custom Pickup Order Form

Fill out the following form and I will email you an invoice that you can pay online.

I recommend staggered poles for more uniform string balance
white string wrap is my default
Normal wind is default.
I recommend staggered poles for more uniform string balance
Normal wind is default.

If you have a pickup that you need rewound or repaired, contact Eric using the form on the contact page.

T-style bridge pickups feature copper plated steel elevator plates, 42 gauge enamel coated coil wire, alnico 5 magnets, cotton string wrapped coils, slightly staggered pole pieces for an even string response, and cloth covered hookup wire. These pickups are made slightly microphonic on purpose, just like the originals, and should not be used for super high gain applications. T-style neck pickups feature nickel (not brass) covers for a more clear tone, alnico 5 magnets, 43 gauge magnet wire, cloth covered hookup wire, and are hand dipped in lacquer just like the originals. Sets are made reverse wound and reverse polarity for hum canceling in the middle position.  S-style pickups utilize alnico 5 magnets, staggered pole pieces for an even string response, 42 gauge enamel or formvar magnet wire, reverse wound / reverse polarity middle pickups for hum canceling in the 2 and 4 positions, and are lightly wax potted in a mixture of paraffin and beeswax. Outputs vary slightly due to the nature of being handmade, but can be custom wound to your specifications.

Here are a few songs featuring pickups made by me.
More detailed clips and specific information will be added soon.



Bridge pickup on a “T” (mostly):


Multiple pickup settings using a “T”:


Both pickups on a “T” – out of phase:


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