• Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage To High Output
(40 genuine reviews)


The perfect drop-in replacement for your Mustang or Duosonic guitar! Our Mustang replacement pickups come in the same familiar styles as our Strat® replacement pickups.  If you want staggered pole pieces in your Mustang, please call the shop for some custom ideas.








Since you're buying a single pickup, we might need more information from you. To avoid unnecessary delays in your order, please choose one of the options below:

Be sure to read our article on Pickup Polarity here.


Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.


We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn About Lead Choice

The Ultimate Mustang® Replacement Pickups

Want to learn more about our Mustang? Here's all the information you'll need:


Lindy Fralin Mustang Pickups: it’s like putting on glasses for the first time. Musicians looking for a sparkling, bright, and open sound will love the sound of our replacement pickups. Our Mustang pickups offer a few outputs to fine-tune your instrument’s own voice. The sizing is consistent with all Fender guitars, so you can easily drop them in your Fender Mustang or Duosonic. We took our formula for our famous Vintage Hots, Blues Specials, and High Outputs, and we applied them to these amazing-sounding Mustang pickups.

We also make this model in our Split Blade version: Split Blade for Mustang.


  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and twang
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • RW / RP Neck Pickup for Hum-Cancelling in the middle position
  • Two magnet staggers are available for different fingerboard radiuses
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects





Tonal Graph for Mustang:

The tone graph below for our Mustang features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

Vintage Output:

Attack: Bright & Sharp

Blues Output:
High Output:

Attack: Dynamic & Full

We have 3 outputs available: Vintage, Blues, and High Output. We use our same formula and amount of turns as we do on our Vintage Hots, Blues Specials, and High Output Strat pickups.


The Vintage Output will sound the cleanest. They are the truest to the original Vintage Mustangs. Vintage Output Mustangs sound best with 250K pots. The Vintage Output Mustang will sparkle and sound very clear. Don’t expect it to sound “tinny” or glassy – these are still warm and full-bodied. They sound big and wide, with an even balance of Bass, Middle, and Treble. Expect a dynamic and thick buttery grind with distortion. Also, you’ll notice a clear low-end and a sharp attack. Single notes cut through with ease while chords have an excellent string-to-string definition.

Blues Special:

When playing clean, Blues Specials sound thick and rich, especially in the lows and mids. Additionally, Blues Specials sound very open and clear without sounding too compressed. The 5% overwound coil gives the player 5% less highs and 5% more mids than the Vintage Output Mustang. Expect a medium attack, low-end growl, and a compressed grind with distortion. These, like the Vintage output, sound best with 250K pots.

High Output:

When playing clean, High Output Mustang Pickups sound very thick and dark, simply because of the increased mids and lows, and less highs.  Additionally, High Outputs have a nice compressed, beefy sound. With distortion, the tone remains thick and fat while being slightly compressed and thick with a low-end growl and a medium attack. You can expect 10% less highs and 10% more mids and power than a vintage-sounding pickup. The High Output Mustang Replacements will give you a lot more power than most pickups and will break up a lot quicker than lower output replacements. You’ll want 500K pots for this pickup.








Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Mustang.

Neck Ohm Reading (Vintage Hot):6K 1
Neck Ohm Reading (Blues Special):6.3K 1
Neck Ohm Reading (High Output):9.1K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading (Vintage Hot):6.6K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading (Blues Special):7.1K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading (High Output):10.2K 1
Magnet:USA-Made Alnico 5
Wire (Vintage Hot):USA-Made 42-Gauge Formvar
Wire (Blues Special):USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Wire (High Output):USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Recommended Pot Value:250K (Vintage & Blues) 500K (High Output)
Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings
Neck Polarity:Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, North To Strings
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.

2 We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.

Mustang FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Mustang have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Mustangs to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.


40 Genuine Reviews for Mustang

  1. Timm Völker

    Was looking for replacement PUs for a ’66 US Mustang, primarily because the original pickups, which are fine, sounded a little weak when switching between guitars, especially compared to my Telecaster. So I chose the blues special set et voilá…! Now the guitar is a little more on the beefier side, but still very articulate, even a little more, than the og… Thank you very much!

  2. Marco Verdugo
    Verified Buyer

    Great pickups! Easy installation and tips provided to make the swap a piece of cake. These pickups really brought my 66 Mustang back to life. Fabulous tone.

  3. Bruce Hedge
    Verified Buyer

    Best custom pickups I have ever heard. Great service and a real person to talk to. Thank you -these are amazing.

  4. Nathan
    Verified Buyer

    Love the vintage bridge pickup! Wanted a tone closer to a Tele and it does that for me. I think I will eventually get the neck pickup as well to round out the guitar.

    Verified Buyer

    These pickups are a blessing, they cost but they are worth what they cost,
    its elaboration is of high quality, nothing to envy to any other guitar, the wiring harness scheme works 100%; the brightness is great, the mid-frequency is fresh and nothing super strident, the bass is super good, these pickups are actually an upgrade for a Fender Vintera 60s Mustang guitar, I have been delighted and at the same time the good customer service, you feel like family, very cool everything
    The shipping was great and fast, and its packaging was super nice!> I’M HAPPY! THANKS to Mr.John and the entire Fralin Pickups CREW

  6. Jon
    Verified Buyer

    Pick ups sound pretty close to originals. A little pricey but sound good.

  7. Adrien Kaeser
    Verified Buyer

    My luthier just installed the hot vintages, I must say I am extremely disappointed. Reading all the good reviews I expected my Mustang to sound great. But the sound is not there, it sounds unbalanced, with an exaggerated volume on the low E string, and very shrill highs (even if I followed Lindy Fralin’s advice on the height of the microphones). The output level is very low which is really annoying for many of my effects pedals which don’t react like with my other guitars. Despite this they are well built, and look like they were made with care. Only the sound is not up to date.

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hey Adrien, thanks for taking the time to leave us this review, and we’re sorry that you’re not thrilled with your pickups. I’m going to have a customer service rep reach out to help figure out how we can make it right.

  8. Brandon Storrs Langworthy
    Verified Buyer

    Vintage Hot. Perfect. No Brainer for a mustang. Gives a little added sustain and juice needed in these short scale monsters. All the good and none of the bad!

  9. dan bale
    Verified Buyer

    I had a blues special installed with a seymour duncan hot rail in a MIM Fender Mustang. The blues special is one of the best pickups ever. It is very clean and articulate. Highly recommended.

  10. Sean G
    Verified Buyer

    My luthier installed the Mustang Vintage Hot Neck pickup in my 1957 Musicmaster, replacing the dead original pickup, and it’s never sounded better! Crystal clear and balanced vintage tone. Couldn’t be happier!

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