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

Vintage-style PAF Neck Humbucker - Black
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Seymour Duncan SH-1b \'59 Model 1-Conductor Pickup - Black Neck 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
  • Vintage-style sound and design
  • Color: Black
  • Neck 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 Neck
Number of Conductors 1
Covering Uncovered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number 11101-01-B

Customer Reviews

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Great upgrade

Installed this pickup in an Epiphone Les Paul Custom. Blew away the stock pickup.

Seymour Duncan '59 Model neck pickup

Replaced the neck pickup on my '78 Gibson "The Paul" with a SD '59 Model. It looks perfect in the guitar and sounds great clean or high gain. Slightly brighter than the original Gibson. Would consider bridge model in the future.

Seymour Duncan a Great choice!

It performs well. I built my own les paul, and this was a very good choice for the neck.. Now I need a cup or so of TALENT! PRACTICE PRACTICE and more PRACTICE!

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Chris McCown

I love the Seymour Duncan '59 Model SH-1 pickup. It's still open and articulate enough not to be muddy, but dark enough to sound mellow. Like so many others, I paired it with a JB in the bridge, and I enjoy that combination very much, they compliment each other quite nicely.
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