ID:Telecaster 50s


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By popular demand and a regular custom order here at the Radioshop workshop, we now offer our best selling ID:Telecaster Pickups set in Alnico III, 50s flavour for those of you looking to do a faithful ’50s maple ‘board project. As above, our ID:Tele 50s set features our unique-to-Radioshop ‘ID’ (Increased Dynamics) Innovation giving a staggering improvement in dynamics, clarity and presence when compared with other Telecaster pickups thanks to their unpotted inner core of copper winds. Twang is on offer in spades here from the bridge pickup which is orderable with a flat stagger for an early 50s flavour or with a raised D and G for more of a late 50s vibe. The difference in tone? A slight boost to the mid response with the raised pole pieces version. An absolutely classic sounding set with serious Tele bite from the bridge and that hallowed warm jazzy tone from the neck pickup – check out the lovely playing of Dafydd Saer under the ‘Watch’ tab to the right to hear the tones on offer from this pickups set.



  • Alnico III Magnets.
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire (Bridge) and 43 AWG (Neck).
  • Vintage Spec Output: 6.7k (N), 7.2k (B).
  • Choice of neck pickup cover – nickel, chrome, gold.
  • Chocie of stagger in bridge pickup position – flat or raised D and G.
  • Bridge wrapped with period correct black string.
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
  • Unique Radioshop ‘ID’ wax potting procedure to reduce Microphonic Feedback whilst boosting clarity and dynamics.
  • See our ‘ID’ Explained section for more info.


Watch & Listen to the ID:Telecaster 50s Pickups Set



Delivery By default all of our pickups are shipped with Royal Mail who we find to be excellent both within the UK and Internationally. Their rates enable us to offer prices that are very reasonable for our customers and the timeframe is great for the vast majority of countries. We find that, once despatched, Royal Mail tend to take 1 working day within the UK, 2/3 working days within the EU, 4/5 working days to North America and Worldwide. These are guidelines and of course some countries differ and the level of ‘officiousness’ in customs departments differs massively worldwide. If ordering from a country which is notorious for taking a while to process imported goods (we can think of a few!) please build this into your expectation on the timeframe after despatch. How long will it take to make? As a small pickup maker handmaking within an extremely busy workshop we expect to complete all pickups sets within 16-20 working days (Relic’ed orders 5 days longer). We sometimes work quicker than those timeframes and we’ll always endeavour to finish your pickups as quick as we are able to of course. We can sometimes process a rush order if you have an upcoming, important concert or perhaps if you are buying for a relative’s birthday etc - feel free to message and we’ll always see what we can do.