Meet The Staff

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Lindy Fralin Staff

Lindy Fralin

The Pickup Artist

Lindy Fralin

This man needs no introduction! Lindy started Fralin Pickups in the late 1980's when his desire to achieve a specific tone led to his curiosity to develop his own pickups. With the help of a few local friends, Lindy built his own winder and started rewinding dead pickups from local guitar shops. Slowly, Lindy built Fralin Pickups to what it is today - a world renowned brand and benchmark of serious tone. Outside of the shop, Lindy enjoys playing in his band, the Bopcats, and spending time with his family.

Fralin Pickups Staff

  • Jenny Fralin

    Jenny Fralin

    Jenny is our Office Manager and has been with Fralin Pickups since the very beginning. Outside of work, Jenny enjoys choreographing and performing for musical theatre and enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.

  • Tyler Delsack

    Tyler Delsack

    Tyler Delsack is the Manager of Fralin Pickups and winds and builds Mini Humbuckers, Wide Range Humbuckers, Big Singles, and our new Fralin'Tron. In addition, he is in charge of the company website and enjoys web design, product photography, email marketing, and more. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, biking, hiking, and drinking good beer.

  • Paul Hammond

    Paul Hammond

    Paul started in April of 2002, and started assembling pickups and building bobbins. He eventually moved to winding pickups, and today, Paul winds everything except for humbuckers, and mainly spends his time winding Telecaster and Bass Pickups. Outside of work, Paul has been a professional drummer since he was 18 years old, and has been playing drums in the BopCats with Lindy for 15 years. Paul lives in Richmond with his wife and two sons.

  • Bill Fugate

    Bill Fugate

    Bill started working at Fralin Pickups in June of 1999. Bill is a true veteran - Bill started with building Bobbins and shipping, and eventually moved to assembling and putting leads on pickups. Today Bill winds and assembles every Humbucker model we offer, one at a time, by hand. Outside of work, Bill spends most of his time with his wife, daughter, and feisty cat (who does not appreciate what Bill does for her).

  • Zach Hudgins

    Zach Hudgins

    Zach Hudgins has been with Fralin Pickups for over fifteen years. Zach is our Prewired Pickguard and Control Plate craftsman. Zach stays very busy playing bass in the successful local band Jackass Flats outside of work. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and son, James.

  • Vic Soult

    Victor Soult

    Vic Soult has been with Fralin Pickups for over seven years and started building bobbins and assembling pickups. Today, Vic is our Shipping Manager. Vic is an avid jazz guitar player and has played in many local groups for over 30 years. Vic spends his time playing guitar and piano and discovering the next best bourbon.

  • Luke Cretzmeyer

    Luke Cretzmeyer

    Luke Cretzmeyer joined the company in December of 2016. Luke winds and builds all Hum Cancelling P90s, Jazzmasters, and DynaSonics. Luke enjoys time with his dog, Mathers, outside of work and enjoys building guitars.

  • Jon Brown

    Jon Brown

    Jon started working in July of 2018, and is our customer service, quality control, and Leads & Wax maestro. He spends his time answering emails, and assembling and winding Split Blade and Split Steel Pole pickups. Outside of work, Jon likes to spend time with his Wife, Daughter and Son, and plays guitar in the band Horsehead.

  • Tom Young

    Tom Young

    Tom started working at Fralin Pickups in October of 2015 and spends his time building bobbins and assembling pickups. He is an avid guitar player and collector and spends most of his time reading, hiking, and photography outside of work. In addition, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and six grandchildren.

  • Derek Harwell

    Derek Harwell

    Derek began working at Fralin Pickups in July 2021 and spends his time at the shop winding Strat, Tele and Bass Pickups. In addition, Derek plays guitar in two bands - a Talking Heads cover band called The Fear Of Music and Barstool Heros. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

  • John Hanor

    John Hanor

    Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, John hanor spends his time building bobbins and soldering. Outside of work, John plays bass in local bands such as Barrelhouse, Loversville, 3rd Wave, and Buttercup. Additionally, John owns Bongo Amps - an amp repair business - his passion for over 20 years.

  • Phil Heesen III Headshot

    Phil Heesen III

    Phil is our bobbin-making maestro, and our soundclip-recording expert! Our newest hire, Phil also spends time helping with social media and marketing. Phil plays guitar in the band Exebelle, and is a Berklee College of Music graduate. Outside of work, he likes to spend time with his wife and kids.

  • Mathers


    Mathers keeps the shop smiling, and happy, and helps prevent employee weight gain by begging for food all day long and being too adorable to deny. This, in turn, creates lower insurance rates and higher profitability for the company. We pass those savings along to you, dear customer!

William "Dan" Roberts

Dan - Fralin Pickups

(August 5th, 1956-September 29th, 2016) Dan started working with Lindy back when the shop first began, back in the late 1980's. Lindy started the shop with Dan out of a spare bedroom apartment in the Fan district of Richmond, VA. Dan was also the sound engineer of the Bopcats, Lindy's band. Over the years, Dan was a permanent and prominent (Dan was over 6' tall) figure at the shop as it grew bigger. Dan wound all the Stratocaster and Mustang pickups over the last 20 years, and if you have purchased some Strat pickups during this time, you have a little piece of Dan in your guitar. We miss Dan greatly, but his presence and humor is still around the shop as we will all try to string together a slew of curse words in his honor. Dan was a mean cook, an incredible harmonica player, and had a heart of gold. He was a loyal friend and employee, smart as a whip, and funny as shit.