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“The Fodera team and myself simply love Lindy’s pickups! Not only do they capture the tone we’re after and are beautifully crafted, but the company is made up of a phenomenal group of people. Their pickups are made with such great care and we are proud to offer them in our basses and guitars.” - Vinny Fodera
“I have been relying on Lindy’s pickups for nearly 25 years. They're incredibly responsive and full of personality – just like Lindy and his team.” - Dennis Fano
mike lull's custom guitars
We've been working with Lindy for decades and the whole time he's been helping us achieve the tone that's in our heads. Lindy and his wonderful team are nothing short of phenomenal and working with them is an absolute pleasure. Everything they touch turns to gold! - Spencer Lull
"In 1989 Lindy Fralin disassembled his winding machine in order to be able to resurrect the arcane 7 inch long 1940 Gibson ES300 pickup for me, which was the first repair I ever had to tackle at the Mandolin Brothers shop. How can you not like somebody that does that for you? I’ve successfully used his Telecaster and Stratocaster pickups in several of the guitars I made over the years and his Big Single pickups have found a place in some of my most appreciated projects. I have a Big Single in my own main stage guitar, where it compliments a 1950’s single coil pickup perfectly."
huss & dalton guitars
The Statesboro SC Classic. Made with a familiar and classic solid body shape, this guitar will sure give off a vintage vibe and throaty tone. The Lindy Fralin Pure PAF Humbuckers make it feel like you’re playing a vintage instrument. These pickups, made in Virginia, are for those looking for a traditional tone only a little thicker and darker. You’ll have a powerhouse solid body electric that can compete at the mainstream market.
“The Fralin Strat Blues specials were the very first pickups I used on my original Choptank prototype. I absolutely love those pickups and still use them in that guitar. They are a perfect fit ! Anytime I speak with Lindy it is clear I am speaking with a pickup Guru" - Joe Knaggs
"From our very first Bunting model we have been using Fralin P90's as our pickup of choice. For a vintage tone that remains clear and well balanced - it can't be beat, and it matches so well with our tonewoods. We have been proud to offer our players the option of Fralin pickups in our line of guitars ever since"
worth guitars, usa
It would be very difficult to be a unique guitar builder these days with all of the great guitar builders out there turning out beautiful guitars. Our guitars are however built by guitar players with a true love for the instrument, what it represents, the music that it creates. We use Fralin pickups because of the authenticity, the love of their work, and of course the great quality you can always rely on. And, they are made right here in the great state of Virginia. Just like Worth Guitars. - Tony Whitford
Scero Guitars is a very small, one-man shop in Pueblo, Co. Crafting handmade electric guitars and basses, from scratch. We do not utilize any premade necks or bodies, instead of using old school methods of sourcing raw lumber for both, and creating our bodies and necks from scratch. Lindy Fralin Pickups have been used in our shop for over 10 yrs now. Simply because, they sound amazing. Having the ability to hone the sound of a specific vintage guitar, or a sound the customer hears in their head! - Louis Scutti
"Our utmost goal in building guitars always has been to advance existing, historically proven designs by recombining the best ingredients. To find results towards something new, while keeping what tradtionally has been proven best. We feel that Lindy Fralin Pickups and the people behind it are like-minded, and we love both the quality and the mindset of yearning for the best possible sounds in the tradition of guitar music." - Frank & Kora of Deimel Guitarworks
la grange guitars
At La Grange Guitars, we hand-build our guitars one at a time, with great attention to detail. When it comes to pickups, we demand the same high level of quality. Lindy Fralin's pickups meet this expectation. Lindy's pickups are consistent in their tone qualities, with superb dynamics and balance. That consistency is primordial for a guitar builder! And not less important, Lindy loves what he does and is always there when you need him! - Benjamin W.
"Hahn Guitars builds award-winning electric guitars in Newburgh, NY. We do our best to build soul and musicality into every instrument - that's why we love Fralin pickups!" - Chihoe Hahn
Bruton Guitars is a Rochester, NY-based guitar company that offers a line of guitar models that draw from tradition but are original in design. We produce high-quality, USA-made guitars superior in tone, aesthetics, and with unprecedented playability. We want to include Fralin pickups in our custom deluxe models. We've installed several in the past and fell in love! - Ben Bruton
“Lindy and Co have been helping us to chase the tones in our heads for years!" - Dan Strain
"Michael is well known for his unique 3D collage style instruments. A long time customer and friend of Lindy's he has been working with him for years: 'When I needed some special custom made pickups developed for my guitars I called Lindy. Thanks to Lindy and his skill and knowledge my BoneTop pickups are said to be among the best P-90 style pickups out there. That said, if I need ‘regular’ style pickups, he’s top of the list - many of my customers now specify they want Fralin in their guitars.'"
"Glory Guitars builds custom electric guitars and basses that are comfortably familiar yet uniquely different. I was determined early on in launching the business model that I would use only the best, made-in-U.S.A. parts available, which led me to Fralin Pickups for all of my pickup needs! I absolutely LOVE the clarity and tone I get from every set I install, and I know my many touring pro players feel the same way! Way to go, Lindy!" - Jim Detloff
For the past 20 years, I have relied on Lindy Fralin Pickups to produce the sounds I expect to hear from my guitars. Lindy and his team are passionate about what they do, and it certainly shows. - Mario Martin
carmine street guitars
"We love Lindy Fralin pickups in our Kelly guitars and Lindy and his crew are always so helpful to our clients." - Rick Kelly
I have personally been using Fralin Pickups for many, many years for the majority of my mod work on my Tele's and LP guitars prior to launching Belltone® Guitars ... now we're partnering with Lindy and Team with our 'filtertron format only' builds for our Belltone® B-Classic One and B-Classic Two models leveraging Lindy's established sonic footprints such as the single-coil 'Blues Special' and 'P-90' plus the 'Pure PAF' and the 'Big Single'! - Stephen Harriman
“Lindy’s pickups are made by hand, one at a time, just like Fry Guitars! They are a perfect fit for our instruments! We love Fralin Pickups!” - David Fry
Fralin Pickups give us the opportunity to emphasize the attention to detail and complete the instrument. Thanks to this, the musician will get a guitar ready to reflect all his ideas.
american savage guitars
Over a decade ago, we realized that Fralin Pickups were our #1 requested pickup brand, by a large margin. Our customers in Austin, Texas, were wanting to order or were interested in knowing more because of their reputation. Lindy has a great crew, and I wish that every one of the vendors we use for parts, pickups, specialty woods etc. were as good as the crew at Lindy Fralin Pickups. Whether doing a custom build, or setup and repair, when someone asks about pickups, you can bet they get a real-world demonstration they can hear and play. - American Savage Guitars Team
ron kirn guitars
"I cannot recall when I first spoke with Lindy, it’s been so long ago, it just seems as though he’s been available forever. Always helpful, and a source of remarkable pickups, I regularly recommend them to those clients who may be unsure of what to choose. Finding an excellent set of pups from Lindy is like shooting fish in a barrel, You cannot miss." - Ron Kirn
"I have installed Fralin Pickups in my guitars for over 20 years. They sound better than vintage originals to my customers and my own ears."
yanuziello stringed instruments
"In 1995 I made an important phone call. I talked to Lindy and had the good fortune of having him build me some versions of an old DeArmond single-coil pickup. The kind of pickups on my old Silvertone/Harmony electric. For the past 24 years, Lindy is still making these beautiful pickups for me. The quality of Fralin products and friendly service is unsurpassed - thanks, Lindy!" - Joe Yanuziello
"I purchased my first set of Fralin PUs in the late '90s (a P90 set for a Goldtop). They left me with a lasting impression of what beautifully voiced PUs should sound like. When the acoustic properties of an instrument are well represented by the PUs you choose, it's a magical thing. Lindy and the crew at Fralin have this crucial formula nailed to a T." - Jeff Kadlic, Champtone Guitars
Somnium guitars feature a hot-swap pickup system allowing you to change pickups instantly out the back of the guitar. This allows players to experiment endlessly with new pickup combinations as well as have their favorite pairs or trios at their fingertips without having to carry around multiple guitars.
Redeemed guitars are hand-built one at a time in Raleigh NC. Our Eldorado model uses Fralin P90s with AlNiCo rods, and they sound killer. All our models are original designs drawn by hand (yes, with a pencil), but intended to be familiar. I'm loving Fralin P90s and I'd like to broaden my usage on more of my models. I like that we are both in the Southeast and shipping will be quick too. I'm an official builder with Mastery and Stringjoy and I'd like to add Fralin too. - Jed Brodie
"I make the best because it's the best thing to do...I use Fralin pickups due to there extremely high build quality and tonal range." - Michael K. Walsh (Zoot Bass)
"The guitar has a traditional shape with a modern appearance and without the feedback most hollow bodies suffer from. It is suited equally well for traditional jazz, blues or rock. It is not your typical hollow body. Fralin Pickups are built with high quality in all variations- both humbuckers and single coil. They have great definition and this makes them desirable for all types of players - jazz, blues or rock" - Rob Engel
"Soma guitars are meticulously handcrafted to achieve the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction. We use Fralin pickups in all of our guitars because we have experienced the same dedication from them. Being able to call and talk to Lindy is a phenomenal resource. In fact, everyone has been incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating and, of course, the pickups sound fantastic! They really help to bring out the best in our instruments and we recommend them every chance we get." - https://kennebecinstrument.com/soma/
We build instruments that translate your creativity in the truest way. We want to offer you the instrument of your dreams, but give you options on how to fulfill that dream. Whether that means a completely decked-out USA build or a stripped down build built in our South Korean shop. We've partnered with some of the best production facilities worldwide to offer guitars for anyone and everyone.
desert star guitars
"Being a small-shop, Brick and Mortar builder, we have to compete with the big companies by delivering top-quality. Nothing but the very finest in craftsmanship. Lindy Fralin's pickups are a big part of the goals we reached to get there. The quality and sound in Fralin pickups is nothing short of spectacular." - Dave Newman
Built in Seattle, one at a time. We chose Fralin pickups for the sound, and have stayed with them for 14 years thanks to the fantastic customer support, and the vast knowledge Lindy has always been so generous to share.
I always have valued high-quality wood and components for use in the handmade custom and limited-run stringed instruments I make. Lindy Fralin and his team obviously put pride in making quality pickups and do so in a friendly and attentive way. I am happy to use such high-quality pickups in the broad variety of styles and "voices" that they offer. - Michael McCarten, Luthier
rosche custom bass
I am a small builder, offering total customization at an extremely reasonable pricing point. Whist offering basses inspired by the classics, my custom designs offer perfect balance and ergonomics, whilst looking super cool! One of my customers sold his beloved '83 Fender Precision Elite and regretted it every day after! He asked me to create a tribute, but take it to the next level! I chose overwound Fralin P-pickups and beautiful woods to create his dream. In his words..it fits like a glove! - Ian Ross
d. taylor guitars
I have worked with Lindy and his team for a few years now and it did not take long to realize that they stand out from the rest. Their knowledge, quality/tone, and second-to-none customer service are just a few reasons why they are at the forefront of the requests when we have a build or particular tone in mind.
widman custom electrics
I'm a one man shop hand building fine custom instruments including electric guitars and electric banjos. I believe that simplicity compliments sophistication. I strive for a refined approach with all original designs. My passion is every instrument I make. Lindy Fralin Pickups have been my choice since day one. Tone is one of the most important aspect of a musicians talents. Lindy Fralin delivers on clean, pure, wonderful tone. An artist can color it, but what a wonderful starting point! - John Widman
Morifone's patented "Aileron" headstock design is known everywhere around the guitar world. World-class musicians have adopted our instruments for their stunning looks, pristine tone and top of the line built quality. All Morifone instruments are 100% handmade in Montreal, Canada, from the finest tonewoods and workmanship. It was an easy decision to choose Fralin Pickups for our "Spada" model - it's a perfect fit sonically, and Fralin offers a wide variety of pickups and specs.
Magneton is a custom shop for one-of-a-kind electric guitars with vintage mojo and style, but modern playability. All instruments are handbuilt in beautiful Switzerland by Andy Hidber. When you spend some countless hours in building a guitar, you want that guitar to sound as best as it can. That's why Andy chooses Fralin Pickups, they sound very open and dynamic and they look fantastic too – with a lot of aesthetic options to choose from.
For 40 years and counting, I've been putting my heart into music and everything related with it. I've had the opportunity to use a variety of different instruments and other gear during live shows and studio work. Thanks to extensive testing and research, I collected a great deal of experience. This also includes Lindy Fralin pickups, which of course should not be missing in our custom basses. Especially the Split '51 pickup is the best choice for our Jake 55 model. - Adrian Maruszczyk