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Left-Handed Pickups

Whilst the majority of pickups available from Radioshop are symmetrical in design (Telecaster, P90s, PAFs and our Bass pickups) and are therefore suitable for both left and right-handed players, all of our right hand specific staggered pickups (for Stratocaster) are easily orderable on this page with a left-handed stagger and are available at no extra cost – exactly how it should be! Feel free to browse and then order below for your left-handed guitar project in either pickups only or loaded pickguard configuration.


Left-Handed ID:Chris Buck Signature Strat

Following months of careful and considered development, we are extremely proud of our ID:Chris Buck Signature Strat set. Developed and voiced for the superb Chris Buck of ‘Buck and Evans’, this set is the first to feature our unique ‘ID’ (Increased Dynamics) twist on pickup making. Rather than featuring a coil which has been entirely wax potted to protect from microphonic feedback, these pickups have an unpotted inner core of wire. The result? A huge increase in playing dynamics and character of tone whilst still retaining the look and feel of vintage pickups and protection from feedback thanks to the outer layer of wax potted winds. Voiced and wound to Chris’ specifications, the ID:CBs perfectly compliment Chris’ unique and gorgeous ‘pick and fingers’ playing style. This set offers superb balance across all five strat positions and unrivalled sweetness in Chris’ favoured ‘inbetween’ positions whilst also offering a beefy Tele-like growl in position 1 thanks to a boosted bridge pickup output and the addition of our unique ‘Tele-fit’ steel baseplate. A real step forward in our own art of pickup development and we’re very happy to announce that the ID:Chris Buck Strat Set was awarded a rave review and ‘Choice Award’ in the June 2018 Edition of UK’s The Guitar Magazine.
  • Hand Bevelled, Vintage Left Hand Staggered Alnico 5 Magnets.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire.
  • Vintage Spec Output: 6k (N), 6k (M), 6.5k (B).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Unique Radioshop ‘ID’ wax potting procedure to reduce Microphonic Feedback whilst boosting clarity and dynamics..
  • Radioshop ‘Tele-fit’ Strat Bridge Baseplate.
  • Magnet degaussing to reproduce light ageing available on request.
  • Pickups supplied with Covers, Screws and Spacers – see our colour options here.
  • See our ‘ID’ Explained section for more info.


Buy Left-Handed ID Chris Buck Signature Strat Single

Single Price: £73




Buy Left-Handed ID Chris Buck Signature Strat Set

Set Price: £205

Bridge, Middle and Neck




Left-Handed The ‘ID:63GT’ Strat Set

A very exciting new set here at the workshop, the ID:63GT Strat set is the ultimate representation of the Radioshop Philosophy of respecting the classics whilst offering subtle innovations and refinements. We feel we’ve made a set which is our statement in pickup making – vintage inspired tones yet with an even further level of attention to detail to squeeze even more from this classic design. We’re especially excited because this set offers 4 innovations that no other pickup maker is offering:

  • Each polepiece is the same size using our unique ‘Stagger Through’ approach giving even string to string response
  • Orderable in a choice of 3 custom radius staggers to suit your fingerboard exactly or in ‘Vintage Adjusted’ stagger to retain a more traditional aesthetic (see pictures)
  • Features our ‘ID’ reduced wax potting technique to boost clarity and touch responsiveness
  • New slotted ‘Tele-fit’ baseplate for Tele like oomph from the bridge pickup

The ID:63GT set delivers classic Strat tones from its 60s spec Heavy Formvar wire and Alnico V magnet compliment, has superb balance and also plenty of gas in the tank for those overdriven moments thanks to its subtly boosted output. Tonally think ID:Chris Buck but in ‘Vintage Hot’ flavour and you’re not far off! A lot of fun to play – a set we just can’t stop playing at the moment!

  • Hand Bevelled, Vintage Staggered Alnico 5 Magnets – each pole piece the same height for even string to string response.
  • Choice of Custom stagger to suit your fingerboard exactly – Vintage Adjusted, 7.25″, 9.5″ or 12″ Radius.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire.
  • Vintage Spec Output: 6.2k (N), 6.2k (M), 6.7k (B).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Unique Radioshop ‘ID’ wax potting procedure to reduce Microphonic Feedback whilst boosting clarity and dynamics..
  • New Radioshop slotted ‘Tele-fit’ Strat Bridge Baseplate.
  • Pickups supplied with Covers, Screws and Spacers – see our colour options here.
  • See our ‘ID’ Explained section for more info.
Video Coming Soon


Buy Left-Handed ID:63GT Strat Single

Single Price: £77





Buy Left Handed ID:63GT Strat Set

Set Price: £220

Bridge, Middle and Neck





Left-Handed ID:Evolution Strat

Our new ‘evolutionary’ take on the classic Strat pickup design. Delivering ‘vintage humbucker’ output and drive courtesy of the subtly enlarged magnets and increased winds, the ID:Evolution Strat set gives all of that much loved bell-like Strat tone with none of the tone darkening of other ‘hot’ pickups.

  • Subtly increased diameter and height Alnico V Magnets appear the same as regular Strat polepieces from above and fit into standard 52mm spaced pickup covers
  • Increased copper winds boost output to a more ‘vintage humbucker’ style 7.2k Neck and Middle and 7.8k Bridge with none of the usual darkening of tone thanks to the increased magnetic response of the pickup
  • The ID:Evolution features our unique ‘ID’ (Increased Dynamics) wax potting reduction innovation giving increased playing dynamics and boosted clarity from your Strat’s tone
  • No more annoying volume jumps when changing from a humbucking to single coil equipped guitar on stage!
  • Features our unique ‘Tele-fit’ baseplate giving increased grit, growl and bass response in the bridge position
  • Hand Bevelled, Vintage Left Hand Staggered 5.25mm Diameter Alnico 5 Magnets.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire.
  • Output: 7.2k (N), 7.2k (M), 7.8k (B).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Unique Radioshop ‘ID’ wax potting procedure to reduce Microphonic Feedback whilst boosting clarity and dynamics. (Also available fully wax potted for super high gain applications upon request)
  • Radioshop ‘Tele-fit’ Strat Bridge Baseplate.
  • Magnet degaussing to reproduce light ageing available on request.
  • Pickups supplied with Covers, Screws and Spacers – see our colour options here.
  • See our ‘ID’ Explained section for more info.


Buy Left-Handed ID Evolution Strat Single

Single Price: £77




Buy Left-Handed ID Evolution Strat Set

Set Price: £220

Bridge, Middle and Neck




Left-Handed ID:Chris Buck ’57s

A subtle twist on our best selling ID:Chris Buck signature Strat set, the ID:CB ’57s feature hand bevelled Alnico III magnets and are specially voiced to give that classic, sought after ‘Californian’ maple fingerboard Strat tone. As with our original ID:Chris Buck set, the ID:CB ’57s feature an unpotted inner core of winds delivering a huge increase in playing dynamics, presence and character of tone over other makers’ pickups. This set also features our own design ‘Tele-fit’ baseplate in the bridge position to offer extra bass and beef from the bridge pickup position. Perfect for smokey, bar-room blues and a myriad of other styles both vintage and modern, check out Chris’ wonderful playing of this set in our workshop G&L Legacy by clicking on the ‘Watch’ Tab above.
  • Hand Bevelled, Vintage Left Hand Staggered Alnico 3 Magnets.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire.
  • Vintage Spec Output: 6k (N), 6k (M), 6.5k (B).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Unique Radioshop ‘ID’ wax potting procedure to reduce Microphonic Feedback whilst boosting clarity and dynamics..
  • Radioshop ‘Tele-fit’ Strat Bridge Baseplate.
  • Magnet degaussing to reproduce light ageing available on request.
  • Pickups supplied with Covers, Screws and Spacers – see our colour options here.
  • See our ‘ID’ Explained section for more info.


Buy Left-Handed ID Chris Buck ’57s Strat Single

Single Price: £73




Buy Left-Handed ID Chris Buck ’57s Strat Set

Set Price: £205

Bridge, Middle and Neck




Left-Handed Vintage ’63 Specials

Strat Vintage 63 Specials
We were fortunate enough to be able to borrow an original ’63 Strat to help us design our Vintage Set and we’re extremely satisfied with how close the aesthetics and tone match the originals. The ’63 Specials are perfect if you want to match a multitude of classic tones with accurate authenticity – everything from Dick Dale Surf to Jimi’s beautiful Red House tone is possible with these pickups depending on your choice of amp and settings. Twang and sweetness are present in spades while also delivering a stunning breakup through crunchier valve amps.
  • Hand Bevelled, Vintage Left Hand Staggered Alnico 5 Magnets.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire.
  • Vintage Spec Output: 6k (N), 6k (M), 6.2k (B).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Pickups Wax Potted to reduce Microphonic Feedback.
  • Magnet degaussing to reproduce light ageing available on request.
  • Pickups supplied with Covers, Screws and Spacers – see our colour options here.


Buy Left-Handed Vintage ’63 Specials Single

Single Price: £69




Buy Left-Handed Vintage ’63 Specials Set

Set Price: £195

Bridge, Middle and Neck




Left-Handed ‘The Black Strat’

Our tribute to a legendary Strat set! The Black Strat set is the most requested custom order from our customers and has been a huge pleasure for us to put together. The result of countless hours of research into the engine room behind a classic Strat, we’ve matched the outputs and wire choices to this original ‘Frankenstein set’ exactly and with our hand winding recipe, those of you seeking to nail this classic tone will be delighted with the resulting sound. We had some scepticism at first about that huge bridge output: “Will it be too much for the neck and middle?!” Our first play confirmed we had nothing to worry about – the neck has that classic Formvar warmth, the middle gives biting twang for rhythm work and the transition to the bridge for those towering solos is a smooth one. A lot of fun to play!
  • Hand Bevelled, Vintage Left Hand Staggered Alnico 5 Magnets.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire (Neck), Black Plain Enamel 42AWG (Middle), Plain Enamel 43AWG (Bridge)
  • Exact matched classic output: 6k (N), 5.9k (M), 13.3k (B).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Pickups Wax Potted to reduce Microphonic Feedback.
  • Magnet degaussing to reproduce light ageing available on request.
  • Pickups supplied with Covers, Screws and Spacers – see our colour options here.


Buy Left-Handed ‘The Black Strat’ Single

Single Price: £69 Neck or Middle, £89 Bridge





Buy Left-Handed ‘The Black Strat’ Set

Set Price: £220

Bridge, Middle and Neck




Left-Handed Vintage ’57 Specials

Stratocaster Vintage 54 Specials
Wound as carefully as possible to recreate those classic Californian Pickups of the 1950s, the Vintage ’57 Specials’ Alnico 3 Magnets have been hand bevelled to match the originals’ aesthetic quality. Using 42 Gauge Heavy Formvar wire and wound to the original output, the Vintage 57s give a fatter twang than our modern set and have a muscly musicality to them whilst retaining a warm glassy tone. Perfect for maple fingerboard instruments.
  • Hand Bevelled, Vintage Left Hand Staggered Alnico 3 Magnets.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire.
  • Vintage Spec Output: 5.8k (N), 5.8k (M), 5.9k (B).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Pickups Wax Potted to reduce Microphonic Feedback.
  • Magnet degaussing to reproduce light ageing available on request.
  • Pickups supplied with Covers, Screws and Spacers – see our colour options here.


Buy Left-Handed Vintage ’57 Specials Single

Single Price: £69




Buy Left-Handed Vintage ’57 Specials Set

Set Price: £195

Bridge, Middle and Neck




Left-Handed ‘The Montereys’

Monterey 67
‘The Montereys’ are our take on the late sixties era of Strat Pickups both in appearance and tone. Featuring period correct Black Enamel Wire, Black and Grey Bobbins and Alnico 5 Staggered Magnets ‘The Montereys’ have proved a massive hit in our workshop. Far from just looking different to other Strat pickups, they have a mellow sweetness to the treble strings and ‘plonky’ twang to the bass strings which screams for the more relaxed bluesy playing of the late ‘Gypsies’ era of the man who inspired this set. With slightly less pronounced mid response than our ’63s, anything from funky scratch to bluesy rock playing is possible here.

  • Hand Bevelled, Vintage Left HandStaggered Alnico 5 Magnets.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Black Plain Enamel.
  • Vintage Spec Output: 6k (N), 6k (M), 6.2k (B).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • Black and Grey Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Pickups Wax Potted to reduce Microphonic Feedback.
  • Magnet degaussing to reproduce light ageing available on request.
  • Pickups supplied with Covers, Screws and Spacers – see our colour options here.


Buy Left-Handed ‘Montereys’ Single Pickup

Single Price: £69




Buy Left-Handed ‘Montereys’ Pickup Set

Set Price: £195

Bridge, Middle and Neck




Left-Handed Studio Specials

Strat Modern 63 Specials
With a modern polepiece bevel and Plain Enamel Wire the Studio Specials offer an Alnico 5 Strat Set that deliver everything needed by the modern Strat player. A great all round set of pickups, these will give modern and vintage flavoured tones if desired and add a smooth bass response which is ideal for rhythm playing. Well balanced while still retaining twang and sweet trebles for soloing, this set is a versatile choice for a player wishing to play a variety of styles.

  • Left Hand Staggered Alnico 5 Magnets, Lightly Hand Bevelled.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire.
  • Vintage Spec Output: 6k (N), 6k (M), 6.5k (B).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Pickups Wax Potted to reduce Microphonic Feedback.
  • Magnet degaussing to reproduce light ageing available on request.
  • Pickups supplied with Covers, Screws and Spacers – see our colour options here.
Sound Clip Coming Soon

Buy Left-Handed Studio Specials Single

Single Price: £69




Buy Left-Handed Studio Specials Set

Set Price: £195

Bridge, Middle and Neck




Left-Handed Radioshop Loaded Stratocaster Pickguard

NEW! Now available are our Strat sets in left-handed loaded pickguard form. Your choice of handmade Radioshop Strat pickup set installed into a handwired, loaded pickguard filled with all lovely stuff: Industry Standard USA CTS 250k Potentiometers, CRL 5 way Switch, Switchcraft Input Jack and a 0.047 Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor. Handwired and soldered with vintage spec cloth covered hook up wire and ready for easy installation into your guitar. A range of wiring and switching options are available – please see our ‘Wiring Options’ page here or email if you have an alternative in mind and we’ll be more than happy to put your dream wiring setup together for you.

  • Choice of Pickguard and Pickup Cover Colours – see our colour options here.
  • Available mounted to a cardboard ‘guard instead – for those of you wanting a harness + pickups option to mount to your existing ‘guard (£13 Saving).
  • Choice of any of our handmade Strat pickup sets.
  • Choice of wiring setup – see our options here.
  • 3 x USA CTS 250k Potentiometers (1 Volume, 2 Tone).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • CRL 5 way selector switch.
  • Sprague 0.047 Orange Drop Capacitor.
  • Switchcraft Input Jack.
Please see each set’s individual listing on our Strat Pickups page for toneclips/videos.

Buy Left-Handed Loaded Strat Pickguard

Price: £272






Buy Left-Handed Loaded Strat Pickguard – ID Chris Buck Set

Price: £282






Buy Left-Handed Loaded Pickguard – ID Evolution/’The Black Strat Set’

Price: £297







Left Handed Radioshop ‘Solderless Solution’ Loaded Stratocaster Pickguard

New! Now available are our left handed Strat sets loaded into a pickguard with our new ‘Solderless Solution’. The same specification and lovely ingredients as our regular loaded pickguards above but with Zero soldering to be done! Simply remove your old guard, attach your new jack, feed through the wires and all you have left is three micro screws to tighten before you’re up and running and playing! Click on the ‘Watch’ tab above this description to see a video by us showing you how little you have to do to get your Strat singing without the traditonal soldering headache as we’ve taken care of everything for you! A range of wiring and switching options are available – please see our ‘Wiring Options’ page here or email if you have an alternative in mind and we’ll be more than happy to put your dream wiring setup together for you.

  • ‘Radioshop Solderless Solution’ loaded pickguard
  • Choice of Pickguard and Pickup Cover Colours – see our colour options here.
  • Available mounted to a cardboard ‘guard instead – for those of you wanting a harness + pickups option to mount to your existing ‘guard (£13 Saving).
  • Choice of any of our handmade Strat pickup sets.
  • Choice of wiring setup – see our options here.
  • 3 x USA CTS 250k Potentiometers (1 Volume, 2 Tone).
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
  • CRL 5 way selector switch.
  • Sprague 0.047 Orange Drop Capacitor.
  • Switchcraft Input Jack.

Buy Left-Handed Radioshop ‘Solderless Solution’ Loaded Strat Pickguard

Price: £282






Buy Left-Handed ‘Solderless Solution’ Loaded Pickguard – ID Chris Buck Set

Price: £292






Buy Left-Handed ‘Solderless Solution’ Loaded Pickguard – ID Evolution/’The Black Strat’ Set

Price: £307








HSS Loaded Pickguards

By popular demand we have now added HSS Loaded Pickguards to our website for those of you wishing to combine one of our humbuckers with two single coil pickups with ease of installation into your Strat. As always with Radioshop, what you see listed on our here is merely us scratching the surface in terms of what we’re able to put together for you. Listed below are the two most requested HSS pickup combinations from our customers and the ones which we feel balance best from our line. If you have something else in mind which you don’t see here please get in touch with us via email and we’ll be more than happy to put your dream pickups lineup together for you.

 

Left-Handed HSS Loaded Pickguard ID:Evolution Strat

Now available are our Strat sets in left-handed HSS loaded pickguard form. Your choice of handmade Radioshop Strat pickup set installed into a handwired, loaded pickguard filled with all lovely stuff: Industry Standard USA CTS 250k Potentiometers, CRL 5 way Switch, Switchcraft Input Jack and a 0.047 Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor. Handwired and soldered with vintage spec cloth covered hook up wire and ready for easy installation into your guitar. A range of wiring and switching options are available – please see our ‘Wiring Options’ page here or email if you have an alternative in mind. A set of our ID:Evolution Strat neck and middle pickups combined with one of our PAFs is, in our opinion, the absolute dream setup. Designed to give classic Strat tone with a vintage humbucker style output, our ID:Evolution single coil pickups with their slightly enlarged Alnico V magnets are superb for giving that hallowed classic rock tone and with one of our PAFs in the bridge position it’s a match made in heaven.

  • Set of 3 pickups – Bridge Humbucker, Strat Middle, Strat Neck.
  • Choice of any one of our bridge position humbuckers.
  • Neck and middle pickups from our ID:Evolution Strat Pickups set.
  • See our Strat and Humbucker pages for the respective full specs of these pickups.
  • Available in standard and ‘Solderless Solution’ format
  • Choice of Pickguard and Pickup Cover Colours – see our colour options here.
  • Available mounted to a cardboard ‘guard instead – for those of you wanting a harness + pickups option to mount to your existing ‘guard (£13 Saving).
  • Choice of wiring setup – see our options here.
  • 3 x USA CTS 250k Potentiometers (1 Volume, 2 Tone) with Sprague 0.047 Orange Drop Cap.
  • CRL 5 way selector switch and Switchcraft Input Jack.
Please see each set’s individual listing on our pickup pages for toneclips/videos.

Buy Left-Handed ID:Evolution Strat HSS Loaded Guard

Price: £351







Buy Left-Handed ID:Evolution Strat HSS Loaded Guard ‘Solderless Solution’

Price: £361








Left-Handed HSS Loaded Pickguard ID:Chris Buck Signature

Now available are our Strat sets in left-handed HSS loaded pickguard form. Your choice of handmade Radioshop Strat pickup set installed into a handwired, loaded pickguard filled with all lovely stuff: Industry Standard USA CTS 250k Potentiometers, CRL 5 way Switch, Switchcraft Input Jack and a 0.047 Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor. Handwired and soldered with vintage spec cloth covered hook up wire and ready for easy installation into your guitar. A range of wiring and switching options are available – please see our ‘Wiring Options’ page here or email if you have an alternative in mind. Our most requested HSS combination – our ID:Chris Buck Strat HSS set matches one of our PAFs in the bridge position with a middle and neck pickup from our ID:Chris Buck Strat pickups set. Celebrated for its classic, vintage Strat tone but with boosted presence, dynamics and clarity, the ID:CB set offers unrivalled warmth in the neck and middle positions and offers Chris’ most used position 4 inbetween sound. Match them perfectly with our lower output ‘The Radioshop PAF’ or ‘Electric Spanish PAF’ or, for the braver souls amongst you, go for the ‘Radioshop PAF PLUS’ if it’s supreme hard rock soloing in the bridge position you seek.

  • Set of 3 pickups – Bridge Humbucker, Strat Middle, Strat Neck.
  • Choice of any one of our bridge position humbuckers.
  • Neck and middle pickups from our ID:Chris Buck Strat Pickups set.
  • See our Strat and Humbucker pages for the respective full specs of these pickups.
  • Available in standard and ‘Solderless Solution’ format
  • Choice of Pickguard and Pickup Cover Colours – see our colour options here.
  • Available mounted to a cardboard ‘guard instead – for those of you wanting a harness + pickups option to mount to your existing ‘guard (£13 Saving).
  • Choice of wiring setup – see our options here.
  • 3 x USA CTS 250k Potentiometers (1 Volume, 2 Tone) with Sprague 0.047 Orange Drop Cap.
  • CRL 5 way selector switch and Switchcraft Input Jack.
Please see each set’s individual listing on our pickup pages for toneclips/videos.

Buy Left-Handed ID:Chris Buck Strat HSS Loaded Guard

Price: £341







Buy Left-Handed ID:Chris Buck Strat HSS Loaded Guard ‘Solderless Solution’

Price: £351