Seymour Duncan SH-1b '59 Model 1-Conductor Pickup - Black Bridge

Vintage PAF-style Bridge Humbucker - Black
Seymour Duncan SH-1b \'59 Model 1-Conductor Pickup - Black Bridge image 1
Seymour Duncan SH-1b \'59 Model 1-Conductor Pickup - Black Bridge image 1
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Seymour Duncan Pickups: It's All About the Tone

The '59 Model SH-1 is Seymour Duncan's take on the classic Seth Lover PAF (Patent Applied For) humbucker that was found on the Gibson Les Paul in the late 1950s. The SH-1 sports plain enamel wire, a long-legged bottom plate, vintage-correct single-conductor cable, and the absence of a Seymour Duncan logo. This vintage re-creation sports a slightly more scooped midrange than the Seth Lover model and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance. For flexible tones with vintage flair, the Duncan '59 Model SH-1 is a perfect fit.


Seymour Duncan '59 Model SH-1 at a Glance:
  • Vintage look and sound
  • Complete setup

Vintage look and sound
The '59 Model SH-1 provides a late-'50s, vintage-correct, humbucker sound with warm and crystalline clean tones. Full and bright distorted tones with smooth sustain are available from this classic-style pickup. Classic appointments include plain enamel wire, long legged bottom plate, and vintage single conductor cable. Compared to the SH-55 Seth Lover, the '59 has slightly more scooped mids and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.

Complete setup
Available in both neck and bridge models, a '59 neck is often used together with a hotter bridge pickup like the SH-4 JB or SH-13 Dimebucker for extra versatility. For balanced and warm instruments, the '59 Model SH-1 works especially well with mahogany bodies and rosewood fingerboards.

Seymour Duncan '59 Model SH-1 Features:
  • Humbucker
  • Standard spacing, Learn more...
  • Vintage-style sound and design
  • Color: Black
  • Bridge position
  • Flexible tonal options
  • Single-conductor wire
  • Plain enamel wire
  • Long-legged bottom plate
  • Vacuum-potted for squeal-free performance
Your tone begins with Seymour Duncan pickups!

Why Choose Seymour Duncan?
Quite simply, it boils down to tone. Seymour Duncan has spent the majority of his life refining the art of creating pickups. Seymour Duncan is dedicated to getting the best tone possible from his pickups, from modern metal monsters to faithful reproductions of gems from the '50s and '60s. We know tone is important to you which is why we choose to carry Seymour Duncan pickups. With the massive amount of pickups available from Seymour Duncan, you're certain to find the sound you've been looking for.

Tech Specs

Type Humbucker
Active/Passive Passive
Magnet Material Alnico
Position Bridge
Number of Conductors 1
Covering Uncovered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number 11101-05-B

Customer Reviews

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5/5

big improvement in my SG

this pickup is awesome i installed it in my 90's gibson SG big improvement as soon as i get some extra money I'm buying the 59 neck pickup... also sweeter water is the best super fast shipping alway a pleasure doing business
Music background: from the black keys to obituary from miles davis to radiohead
4/5

'59 Model SH-1 in the bridge

I needed to install a quality PU in a used old Cortez Les Paul copy, I acquired recently. It was a 1976 copy, and had no discernible wear or marks any where - quite nice with a good neck. Must have been bought and put away... The original pickups were horrid and cheezy as to be expected and screeched awful on overdrive use. My intended purpose is a 1/2 step down tuned instrument for occasional use in performances. I researched for my selection and since I have other Les Pauls with factory Gibson PAFs - I chose the SH-1. After installing the new SH-1, I am very pleased. Of course no more screech issues and it gives me very comparable performance and sound on both clean and OD sounds like my other (real) Les Pauls. I did not want a super distortion PU and this purchase fully met my needs. If you prefer a PAF pick up - this is a good selection.
Music background: Professional guitarist, and live sound engineer
See also: Guitar Pickups, Seymour Duncan, Seymour Duncan Electric Guitar Pickups