Only a pickup this old can truly sound create the specific tone that these old "pancake" pickups have, it's quite distinct and unique. This nice condition "pancake" pickup was removed from a vintage Kay guitar (fits Value, Leader, etc.). The pickup functions as it should with a 5.75k dc resistance. The photos show condition well. There are also several inches of lead left.

The only thing to note is that the shield is frayed some where the wire connects to enter the pickup housing. The pickup does work and gets a reading of 5.75k, but at some point there will very likely need to be a slight repair to keep the shield intact; whether that be a dab of solder or some conductive tape, followed by heat shrink to keep things looking clean and original. This should be fairly simple, but I want buyers to be aware of everything I know before sale and for this reason and age of the pickup, it is sold "as-is."

The lead for the pickup is routed out of the side, which is a bit unusual. I believe there would be the possibility of re-routing the lead for anyone interested in carefully doing so back through the bottom of the pickup, or perhaps you have a flat-top or an unusual project in which this side access may prove beneficial. Either way, this is yet another reason this pickup is being sold "as-is."

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Listed7 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.Learn more
  • 1950's Vintage Pancake Pickup -5.75k
  • Chrome
  • 1950's
Made In
  • United States

Luthier's Closet

Martinsville, IL, United States
Joined Reverb:2014

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