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Custom Bucker – Alnico 3 PAF Humbucker pickup
True vintage PAF HumbuckerTrue vintage PAF Humbucker

Custom Bucker – Alnico 3 PAF Humbucker pickup


Our Custom Bucker is a replica of the pickup of the same name, fitted to Gibson’s Custom Shop models. Equipped with an Alnico 3 magnet and a muscular coil for a PAF, it has a strong vintage character and an excellent dynamic. This is an ideal pickup for Jazz, Memphis Blues, British Blues, Hard Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock and Hard Rock. Configurable according to your wishes


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This Custom bucker Alnico 3 pickup set replicates the Gibson Custom Bucker pickup. These pickups are installed on the historic replicas made by the Gibson custom shop. Far from being a mere copy, this is an improved, hand-wound version with more dynamics and resonance than the original. The Alnico 3, combined with a more muscular winding for a PAF, will provide just the right amount of medium to give a real vintage character to your sound without losing definition. The winding here is slightly denser than on a traditional PAF to compensate for the low power of the Alnico 3 magnet. This Custom Bucker delivers a thicker and slightly more powerful sound than the “Delta Roots”. The result is still as harsh, with good definition, excellent sustain and a strong character. This set is perfect for Jazz, Memphis Blues, British Blues, Hard Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock and Hard Rock.

One pickup, two output options

Gibson put two different set on its guitar. There is a standard version where both neck and bridge are wound the same, around 8 kohms. There is also an overwound bridge version, to get a more balanced set in our opinion, where the bridge is at 8.5 kohms and the neck remains at ~8 kohms.

Custom Bucker – Neck – Clean sound
Custom Bucker – light drive – Neck – both pickups – Bridge
  • Neck, bridge or 2 pickups set
  • Rough cast Alnico 3 magnet
  • Plain Enamel 42 AWG Elecktrisola Wire Fil Plain Enamel Made in USA
  • Long leg Nickel/Silver Baseplate Baseplate Made in USA
  • 1010 Steel Screws and slugs, nickel platted or Gold platted Vis et inserts Made in USA
  • Butyrate bobbins – Black, Cream or Vintage White Bobines Made in USA
  • DCR : neck ~8 kohms – Bridge ~8 kohms or ~8.5 kohms
  • E to E spacing 49.2mm (Gibson Vintage)
  • Unpotted
  • 2 screws and 2 springs per pickup
  • Cable length 35/38cm
  • Vintage braided 2 conductors cable
  • Cover: Raw Nickel/Silver, Nickel platted, Cosmo Black, Matt Black, Gold or Relic cover in option

Our clients talk about it

  • Luc Avatar
    Custom Bucker

    In the series "I am looking for MY sound ", I trusted Anthony Ceccarelli, Cecca Guitars, for the making of my (again) new guitar pickups. And there, finally, the slap! Balanced, responsive, with grain and precision unmatched in current production and perfect for my playing style.

  • Bruno Avatar
    Custom Bucker

    guitarist for 40 years, I played Fralin, SD antiquity, hepcat pickups etc ... I was looking for alnicos 3 for my lespaul, after research and information on the various new products and 2nd hand Gibson (available only on historic models ) of the market, my choice fell on Cecca, purchase of a Custom bucker set - PAF Humbucker Alnico 3 pickups, 2X cheaper than the original set used condition, beautiful manufacturing, the sound I was looking for is there, great clarity, nice balance, superb responsiveness to the game, all the nuances are respected as well in clear as saturated sounds, I strongly recommend Cecca guitars, for the quality of its manufacture, its competitive prices, its short deadlines, its communication ......

  • Yves, Custom Bucker, Skinner Burst option Avatar
    Yves, Custom Bucker, Skinner Burst option

    High quality and handcrafted pickups. A craftsman who listens and provides good advice. It’s really perfect, it’s Cecca that I would call on from now on for any pickup changes on my guitars. A big thank you.

Music styles
Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Hard rock