Electric XII Buyers Guide.

Which size Electric XII pickup fits your guitar?

The vintage Electric XII guitar has a much wider neck than the standard Fender electric guitar. This image (right) shows a vintage Strat neck mounted to a vintage XII body illustrating the difference in width. The wider XII neck means wider string spacing which carries over to pickups.

If you are looking for pickups to put in a vintage spec Fender Electric XII you can use our regular XII pickups. Easy!

If you wish to use XII pickups in a guitar with a standard Fender neck then the vintage pole pieces will not line up with the strings correctly. Therefore we offer 2 options:

OPTION 1:

A slightly shorter XII (Mustang Bass) cover and pickups that are the standard fender guitar string spacing.

Pro: They align better and look proportionally right with the guitar.
Con: Requires a custom size pickup route.

This option works best for a new build or customization.

OPTION 2

Narrower pole spacing to fit the full size XII cover.

Pro: Requires no mods to an existing pickguard. The properly spaced pickup will drop in your existing guitar.
Con: The pickups will look a little oversized proportionally in the guitar.

This option works best for existing guitars such as the Alt Reality XII since the existing pickup in that guitar do not align well with the strings.

SHOP ELECTRIC XII PICKUPS

Hi Curtis, they sound fantastic mate! I played the Tele through a Fender Princeton Blackface and it rocks!! – Fred Fairbrass

Right Said Fred

Using this pickup in my Fender it feels like every element of the tone is simply there — clear, well-defined low end, robust mids and highs that have a wonderfully smooth presence — all unhindered, immediate and full. Thanks Curtis for building my dream Precision pickup!” – Byron

Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant

"I didn't even want to say because I love them so much that I don't want everyone to have em..! For musical feedback its up in the wizard area!"

Marc Ford - (The Black Crowes, The Magpie Salute)

"I asked curtis to come up with a lipstick for the middle and a stealth neck humbucker for my missingmen guitarman tom watson's jazzmaster. both are beautiful buttloads of sonic giving more vocabulary to express himself - we both bow big time in curtis' direction."

on bass, Watt

"Last night, onstage with my dad (Randy Bachman, from BTO) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, I had my first opportunity to plug in Excalibur with Curtis's pickup inside. I do not say this lightly, but I was amazed and thrilled. So was the whole band... What I like most of all is that there is a certain 'airiness', a certain 'liveliness', there which is just awesome. This pickup has legitimately hit the sweet spot between 'hot rod excitement' and musicality. It's staying in the SG forever. Thanks, Curtis!"

Tal Bachman

"Using this pickup in my Fender it feels like every element of the tone is simply there -- clear, well-defined low end, robust mids and highs that have a wonderfully smooth presence -- all unhindered, immediate and full. Thanks Curtis for building my dream Precision pickup!"

Byron House (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant)

"Using this pickup in my Fender it feels like every element of the tone is simply there -- clear, well-defined low end, robust mids and highs that have a wonderfully smooth presence -- all unhindered, immediate and full. Thanks Curtis for building my dream Precision pickup!"

Byron House (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant)

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