When the Fender Custom Shop offers up these limited-run Hand-Wound pickup sets from Josefina, we always try to snag as many as we can. With the 69 Stratocaster Pickup Set being one of their most popular set from the last decade for Fender, one can only imagine that this Fender Custom Shop Josefina '69 Custom Stratocaster Hand-Wound Pickup Set will be installed in somebody's new favorite guitar sooner than later!
Josefina Campos is the heir to the pickup winding throne at the Fender Custom Shop. With Abigail Ybarra retiring, she passed the torch on to Josefina who's pickups rightfully sit amongst the best ever wound by the company. This Limited Edition 69' Stratocaster pickup set showcases her ability to wind a wonderfully dynamic, sweet, chimey, bell-like pickup that nails the sound of an era.
The Hand-Wound Fender Custom Shop '69 Stratocaster pickups produce one of the most revered guitar sounds in popular music history, the full, punchy late-'60s blues-rock tone that ruled the era from Monterey on the West Coast to Woodstock on the East Coast. Because of the clarity and transparency created by the unique coil wind and magnet structure, the '69 pickup design works especially well with pedals allowing the low end to thump and the high end to soar.