• Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage To High Output
(34 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.








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The Ultimate Mustang® Replacement Pickups

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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





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.






Tonal Graph for Mustang:

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

Vintage Hot :

Attack: Bright & Sharp

Blues Special:

Attack: Dynamic & Full

High Output:

Tech Specs




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

Neck Ohm Reading (Vintage Hot):6K
Neck Ohm Reading (Blues Special):6.3K
Neck Ohm Reading (High Output):9.1K
Bridge Ohm Reading (Vintage Hot):6.6K
Bridge Ohm Reading (Blues Special):7.1K
Bridge Ohm Reading (High Output):10.2K
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



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    Hey, I’m really into 60’s psychedelic rock & r&b (Jimi Hendrix, Motown, traffic etc) what mustang pickup would you recommend?
  1. Q Hey, I’m really into 60’s psychedelic rock & r&b (Jimi Hendrix, Motown, traffic etc) what...... Read more

    Hey Ny, we recommend either the Vintage or Blues output of our Mustang Pickups. Personally, I'd go with the Vintage Output as that seems to nail the Hendrix tone.

  2. Hey! What are the differences between these and the Steel Pole 42? The stock pickups on my CIJ 65 Reissue Mustang are too thin and lack pretty much everything, and I'm looking for a sound that has the classic Fender jangly highs of a Mustang/Jaguar/Jazzmaster, but also with a fuller and thicker sound. Which one of the two models would get me closer to that? Thanks
  3. Q Hey! What are the differences between these and the Steel Pole 42? The stock pickups on my CIJ 65...... Read more

    Hey Peter, I'd go with the Blues output of the Mustang, which features a slightly thicker tone, but with all of the Traditional Fender tone. Steel Pole 42s feature a bit more of a "stiff" top end.

  4. Hello, would these pickups work on a Fender Player Mustang that has a pickup selector instead of switches?
  5. Q Hello, would these pickups work on a Fender Player Mustang that has a pickup selector instead of ...... Read more

    Hey Alex, of course it would - either way, it would be a very simple installation.

  6. What pickups would be good for metal, to replace stock ones, on a 1966 Mustang
  7. Q What pickups would be good for metal, to replace stock ones, on a 1966 Mustang

    Hey Brian, I would recommend either Blues Output or Super High Output. The Blues Output will sound a bit more traditional where the Super High Output will have the thickest tone and most output out of our Split Blade line.



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34 Genuine Reviews for Mustang

  1. Bordais Aurelien
    Verified Buyer

    Mustang Vintage Hot.

    I put this set on my Mexican Mustang…and now… I can tell my guitar sounding like the great vintage Mustang from the past…incredible… awesome…great… Lindy makes the best pickups ever!!!

  2. Mike Morden
    Verified Buyer

    These are the pickups I have been dreaming of! I have been playing guitar for almost 40 years now. I have over 10 Mustangs, from American vintage, Japanese, to the new Mexican versions. I can tell you that these pickups “vintage hot” are the most ideal pickups on earth, for my taste. They are literally perfect. Imagine that classic vintage tone, but with the harmonic response of a super hot humbucker or Texas specials. Thats the best way I can describe the “vintage hot”. It gives you so much range and response in your playing.

  3. Briam Armstrong
    Verified Buyer

    Mustang blues specials
    These pickups are great!! I put them in my vintage duo sonic project and I am very satisfied with the sound. You did a great job at replicating the vintage fender pickups with a little extra bite. I couldn’t be happier.

  4. Philip Goldstrand
    Verified Buyer

    Mustang Blues Specials
    This was another experience than I expected!
    Usually when you swap pickups the sound of the guitar becomes something else completely. For good and bad.
    But when I put the blues specials in my Mustang it sounded exactly the same! BUT! It had a TON of character and clarity! I’ve never had a similar experience where a replacement pickup had the exact same sound only how it should have been made from the start. I really liked the character of the original pickups so it was a hard decision to replace them, but with these wonderful pickups my guitar genuinly sings! The sustain I was missing came and the air like clarity came and the raw sound of the vintage mustang pickup was there as well! I can’t express enough how satisfied I am! These pickups finaly made my guitar step up into the primary gig guitar possition where I always wanted it to be! My God!! Love!

  5. Mark Florio
    Verified Buyer

    Florio Guitars
    Brought the guitar to life, very satisfied. Excellent customer service.

  6. Blake Reynolds
    Verified Buyer

    Gorgeous upgrade for a Mustang
    put these in my new Japanese Mustang. The Neck pickup is the most impressive. It’s tight and meaty without being saggy or muddy, and with a lower-tension mustang, that’s even harder to achieve.

    The bridge pickup is solid. A TINY bit harsh in the treble but that’s generally the case with offset strat style single coils.

    Beautiful set of pickups. I might be getting a set of Lindy’s for my strat.

    Also, the company has amazing customer service with knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly people.

  7. Jaap Bossen
    Verified Buyer

    Mustang Blues – Great sounding pickups! Great service. Got them within two weeks and they fit nice and snog! Would recommend these over every other PU in the market, even vintage Fender ones..

  8. Wilkin Wing KinLiu
    Verified Buyer

    An upgrade of my Made in Japan Fender Mustang.

  9. Andrew Yerdon
    Verified Buyer

    Worth every Penny. Now I want to put Lindy Fralins in all my guitars!

  10. Keith Anderson
    Verified Buyer

    Mustang Blues Special
    Purchased these for a new Fender Mustang. Like the short scale and lightweight body but the stock pickups are thin to say the least. Haven’t bought Fralin’s before but they were very responsive by email to help me decide which set was ideal for my playing.

    Compared to the stock pickup, the Fralin Blues was clear and articulate and had a much beefier tone. They’re crystal clear in the highs but still have enough oomph to drive my amp and sound great with OD or fuzz pedals. To my ear they’re similar to a slightly hot Strat PU but are a little less snappy sounding on a Mustang due to the shorter scale, which rounds off the tone a bit.

    Overall great PU and I’m happy to give my business to Fralin due to their customer service and commitment to quality and (of course) excellent tone.

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