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:
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.
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.