The Ultimate Vintage P90 Tone


  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output

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( 169 genuine reviews)

Discover what you’ve been missing with the Fralin P90: a vintage-voiced P90 known for its versatility, clarity, and snarly midrange. With clear lows, thick mids, and percussive highs, we guarantee that the Fralin P90 will inspire you, no matter what guitar or music style you play. As with all Fralin Pickups, you can take pride in knowing we designed, built, and assembled your P90 in Virginia using 100% USA-Made parts.


Customize your P90:

Looking for a 3 P90 Set?

We recommend a Neck output for the middle pickup. Add a Complete Set and another Neck Pickup to make a 3 P90 Set.

Select Options Above To Display Add-Ons

Soapbar Covers

Please choose how you want your pickups to look in your guitar.

Dogear Covers

Choose your standard Dogear Covers below. Available are White, Black & Cream. If you want a Metal Cover, choose “Short Dogear” from the select box above.

Short Dogear Covers

Below are the covers available for Short Dogear singles and sets:

Dogear Shims

Shims help height adjust your Dogear P90 pickups with plastic covers.

Pickguard-Mounted Soapbar Modification

Some Soapbar Pickups are mounted on the pickguard via a screw on either side. (Les Paul Junior Tribute, Soapbar-equipped SG’s) Check this box if your guitar requires this modification. You’ll get 2 tabs to slip on the mounting tabs for threading your screws. Available in Gibson-Spacing only. Measure your spacing here.

3 P90 Set Wiring

Buying 3 P90s as a set? Check this box. We have a few winding options for you.


Checking this box does not add a P90 for you. You must select the options and add the third P90 to your cart.

Let us know how you want your 3 P90 Set to work in your guitar!

Gold Screws

We can use Gold Screws instead of Nickel for a small up-charge. Not necessary if Gold Covers are selected.


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

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The Ultimate Vintage P90 Replacement Pickup.

Want to learn more about our P90? Here's all the information you'll need:


Don’t you love the sound of a screaming P90 Pickup? What’s not to love? Easily one of the most unique and versatile pickup designs out there, the Fralin P90 pushes the limit by using 100% USA-Made parts and a tone that will make your jaw drop.

Whether you play Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, or Funk, you will undoubtedly stand out in the mix with the pronounced pick attack and crystal-clear lows. Available in a Soapbar, Dogear, and Humbucker, you can rest assured knowing you can get the Fralin P90 tone, in any guitar you have.


  • Original Gibson Size – Soapbar and Dogear models available
  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • USA-made Alnico 4 Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • RW/RP Neck pickup for hum-canceling on the middle position
  • Adjustable USA-Made Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built and hand-wound for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • Risk-free 30-Day Exchange Policy


Get excited – Fralin P90s covers an impressive, broad tonal spectrum.

Featuring a clear neck and an overwound bridge, our P90s have that undeniable thick Single-Coil tone with a distinct wound string, and percussive treble string. The midrange is full, thick, and warm – perfect for adding depth to your guitar.

Are you looking for the traditional Fender-type sparkle? You won’t find that here. The Fralin P90 is all Gibson! For that, we recommend checking out our Hum Cancelling Alnico Rod model. We also have a Hum Cancelling version of this pickup available.

Whether playing clean or dirty, we guarantee the “3-dimensional depth” that the Fralin P90 provides will inspire you for years to come. Single notes are punchy and clear without sounding tinny, and chords break up with a tight compression that’s guaranteed to push your amp.

And with a hand-wound scatter-wound coil, your pickup is as unique as you are – each coil features a subtly unique voice that will undoubtedly inspire you. Experience what you’ve been missing and give your guitar the P90 voice it was meant to have with the Fralin P90.

Sound Samples for P90:
About this Sound Clip:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

Soundclips recorded by Phil Heesen III, on a PRS SE. Pickups are the Stock Output Soapbar.

Tonal Graph For P90:

The tonal graph below for our P90 features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.


Attack: Stiff & Percussive

Videos for P90:

Lead Color Codes:

See below for our Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.

Gibson Braided Lead:

Gibson-Style instruments

Phase Reversible

Coil Splitting

Gibson Braided Lead
Only select Gibson Braided Lead if you install these pickups as a set into a Gibson-style instrument. Examples of a Gibson-style instrument include a Gibson Les Paul, 335, or Telecaster Deluxe, or any guitar with two Volume Pots and two Tone Pots.

Note: This lead is not intended for Telecasters with a Control Plate. If the braiding touches anything, it will short it out.

2-Conductor Lead:

Phase Reversible

2 Conductor Lead Fralin Pickups
Select 2-Conductor Lead if purchasing a single pickup or wiring this pickup to a Blade Switch (like a Fender-style instrument). 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Tech Specs:

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P90.

Neck Ohm Reading:7.1K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:8.1K 1
Neck Polarity:Counter Clockwise Coil Direction, North to Strings
Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South to Strings
Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Plain Enamel
Magnet:USA-Made Alnico 4 Bar Magnets
Recommended Pot Value:500K
String Spacing:50mm
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.


Soapbar Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Plastic Dogear

Plastic Dogear Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Metal Dogear (Archtop)

Metal Dogear Dimensions for Fralin Pickups

Customer Reviews

169 Genuine Reviews for P90

  1. Michael D. McClish

    Verified Purchase

    I bought a set of stock p90’s for a project, modifying a new Epi Melody Maker E1. I chose the MM because of the nostalgia and simplicity, the fact that everything is on the pickguard, and I liked the classic sunburst model. I put in new CTS 500 pots/50’s wiring/PIOcap/selector with the new pickups. I call this my Po’ Boy 50’s Les Paul, it now has the warming bite of the classic p90 sound, mellow but with a little sting. The neck has all the classic jazz sounds, both together have that chiming richness, and the bridge sounds like all the great sounds of the 50’s-60’s era rock, bop, and jazz, and with overdrive it just feels right. The guitar itself has great dimensions, 43mm nut with a slim neck profile. I put Kluson locking tuners, classic knobs, kept the wraparound bridge(for now), so the looks and the sound match. A classic look and sound. Thanks for your phone advice, your sound clips, and your workmanship. Thank you Lindy Fralin!

  2. Nick Cormier

    Verified Purchase

    Before I got them, I thought the reviews were exaggerated. I knew I would like the Fralins, but surely they can’t make THAT much of a difference. I was 100% wrong. These are magic. I was dumbstruck at how much they have transformed this guitar (Chinese-built Epiphone Casino)! I’m finally hearing this guitar the way it was meant to be heard, and I could sit there for hours strumming an E chord just to hear all 6 strings ring out like bells.

    I 100% recommend these pickups to Casino owners (I used standard winds, with no risers), especially the owners of import models.

  3. Andrew

    Verified Purchase

    Fantastic pickup. I went with a standard wind and installed it in my les Paul junior and this thing screams. It is a very versatile pickup as well as extremely articulate. I would recommend to anyone looking to put a better than stock p90 in their guitar.

  4. Tim Grace

    Humbucker sized P-90 Stock wind set in PRS Custom 24 with Les-Paul style wiring harness. These pickups live up to all the descriptions above and yes, I do luv the sound of a screaming P-90 pickup! To my ears the magic is in the set (both on) and roll those volume and tone controls around. The tones you can get are endless. If you are blessed with non-master volume amps or have models of them, I strongly suggest that’s where these pickups sound the best. They also take fuzz pedals and wah-wah’s exceptionally well. You should get you some!!

  5. Takashi Nagakura

    Verified Purchase

    I replaced both pickups from Gibson P-100 of my 2001 Les Paul Junior Special.
    This sounds very nice!

  6. Mark Der Bing

    Not recent, but the good news is rare these days Bought a set of A-3 P-90s five years ago after a short (info-packed) conversation with Lindy. Bought neck -10, bridge +6. While waiting I bought a $95 Epiphone Junior because it had a GREAT-sounding pickup. Put the pickup in a LP Jr. Very pleasing to my ears, better than Gibsons to my ear, sounded good through a variety of amps. still using it. Fralins sat in a closet.
    Finally, put the five-year-old Fralins in a LP Special. Lord have mercy. Wide range of vintage attitude.
    PS: I don’t want to sound like anybody but myself, it’s much easier now. (not necessarily good news….)

  7. Parker Denny

    Hey there! I recently purchased a Vintage Hot Strat set and Soapbar P90 set (5% overwound bridge). First, your pickups are inspiring. I’m pretty blown away by the pure clarity and actual tone coming out of my instruments. The versatility is striking, and most of all… I’m writing again. I can’t thank you enough.

  8. Bob Schreiber

    Verified Purchase

    Simply awesome company, product and customer service! I was referred to Fralin by Seymore Duncan and when I called about a 1955 Gibson ES-225T that was my dad’s because it had the incorrect pickup that appeared to be a mini humbucker, Lindy helped me choose the correct replacement dog eared P-90. It arrived in just over a week, was a breeze to install and sounds absolutely wonderful. The old girl has its tone back better than ever and I couldn’t be happier.
    I can’t thank you enough Lindy, I thoroughly enjoyed talking with you and the help you gave me! Your authentic P-90s are amazing.
    All the best!

  9. Oleksii

    Verified Purchase

    P90 Neck, stock output. Really, really like this pickup. I have it paired with Fralin Steel Pole 43 bridge in a Cort Sunset TC which has Gibson looks but Tele soul – with strings through ash body, 25.5” scaled maple neck, etc. Neck tone is super sweet, singing, never muddy, perfectly balanced. I tried different P90s in this guitar, even the exotic staple one, but this one just represents the voice in my head, so good.

  10. Paul Pinkham

    Verified Purchase

    I’m an old guitar player with an affinity for P90’s. The middle pickup on my 2001 PRS custom 22 triple soapbar died on my. (It was not a Fralin). Lindy custom wound a pickup that matched my other two perfectly. I don’t see any reason to ever buy pickups from anyone else. He has what I want, the sounds are tremendous, and he and his shop people are about as nice as you can get. Maybe I should buy another guitar to I can get more of his magical P90’s………………….

  11. Harris Miller

    Verified Purchase

    I have an Epiphone Casino. I was able to tolerate the humming until I connected my headphones to the amp. That was it. I couldn’t take it any longer. I bought a noise cancellation pedal, which didn’t work all that great. So, I bought a noise suppressor pedal, which did the trick. Then, one day my son borrowed the pedal and I was back to square one. I went back and forth, as to whether I should get the P90s with or without the noise cancellation. Boy am I glad I did! Perfect! Lindsey said that they were 99% identical to the standard P90s. I’m still trying to see if I can hear that last 1%. No way. Run as fast as you can and pick up a set of these. Best in the world!

  12. neil laurent

    Verified Purchase

    Just as I expected!!!! when someone specializes in a craft that takes a product that so many others build, and just does what so many others have tried, and gives you that exact product, and WOW!! a home run, the winning touchdown, the winning basket at the buzzer, the final goal. Thanks Lindy, for making my lespaul jr. sing. I have never been disappointed .You build quality products. Help us to keep on rockin’ Neil

  13. Thomas Redding

    Verified Purchase

    Delivered another guitar with Fralin P-90s on Friday, (10 September). The new owner has called me three times and texted me more than that RAVING about the clarity and tone of his new guitar. That’s what I aim for with every build; that every other guitar that they own stays in its case or gig bag and this is ‘the one’. Your pickups in my build did just that. Thank you.

  14. James Nardi

    Firstly a shout out to the Fralin team. Its such a pleasure to deal with them. timely responses and great advice. I’m newer to the P90 Sound, and I’m super impressed by the tone of a newly installed Lindy Fralin, hum cancelling P90 with Alnico Poles. The Godin Kingpin P90 was awesome, but I’m using high gain pedals and the noise was really getting under my skin. While it’s not the same P90 tone. As Lindy explains on his site. I can go from Strat quack to LP Marshall tones. Great pick up. I’ve purchase 4 sets of pick-ups from the team at Lindy Fralin. All have been beyond expectation. Now I want to swop out a Humbucker for one of these hum cancelling P90’s.

  15. Graham Robinett

    Verified Purchase

    I swapped out the pickup in my riviera for the Fralin p-90 and the difference is mind blowing. Articulate, punchy and responsive. Great pickup.

  16. Howard D Drummond

    Awesome put a p90 dogear in my gibson les paul junior.fat and beautiful tone..just love these pickups..

  17. Chris Wolfe

    Verified Purchase

    Finally found the perfect p90’s. Flipped several sets of Lollars and decided to try Fralins. Glad I did. Very happy now. Very helpful and friendly service too.

  18. Greg Tinsley

    Verified Purchase

    Great sounding p90s I’ve got them in 4 of my guitars You can’t go wrong with these

  19. Armando Escovedo

    Verified Purchase

    Rockin! The Tone you are looking for!

  20. Jean Gardair

    Verified Purchase

    je possède une Gibson Lespaul 2018 (montée en p90). Je voudrais un son un peu plus brillant, un peu peu moins médium, un peu moins sombre. Je veux du tranchant, de la précision mais en gardant la chaleur rock’n’roll du P90… Que choisir : P90 normal ? -5% ? Hum cancelling ? Merci de votre aide. Jean

    English Translation:
    I have a Gibson Les Paul 2018 (mounted in p90). I would like a sound a little brighter, a little less midrange, a little less dark. I want sharpness, precision but keeping the rock’n’roll heat of the P90 … What to choose: P90 normal? -5%? Hum canceling? Thank you for your help. Jeans

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Jean:

      Je choisirais l’ensemble sous-enroulé, donc, -5%. Cela éliminera une partie des médiums et vous fournira un son plus net et plus net en général.


      I would choose the underwound set, so, -5%. This will scoop out some of the midrange and provide you with a cleaner more sharp tone in general.

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