SOLD - Peter Florance Voodoo Humbucker ’59 Pair Pickups - USA 2005
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Peter Florance was a great guitar player, a highly regarded luthier and he knew about great tone. He operated out of Honesdale, Pennsylvania and hand-wound all of his pickups meticulously.
One such set is Peter’s Voodoo ’59 pair which is described in his own words -
"There are certain things that make a great sounding old pickup, wire, magnets and some unqualified essence. This set of Voodoo 59 really sounds and feels like ’50’s pickups.
The neck position pickup features an ALNICO 3 magnet, and is perfect if you are after that low heat distortion while keeping note clarity at the same time. It has that classic Clapton neck position sound without the wooliness.
The bridge position pickup has an ALNICO 5 magnet. It produces excellent high end articulation, and lows with a “cello” quality.
This particular pair were bought by the original owner directly from Peter Florance in 2005 and were in his Les Paul. They were taken out and kept the guitar was sold. They come in their original plastic cases with black coloured bobbins, springs & screws.
Sadly Peter Florance died suddenly in May 2019. But his legacy lives on in these pickups, as there will be no more.
As a footnote, John Scofield’s personal Ibanez signature model prototype carries a set of Peter Florance Voodoo ’59 humbuckers because apparently Ibanez has not yet been able to create a pickup to match the Voodoos.