Need help identifying SC pickups - SD Custom Shop, Fender Custom Shop?

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  1. Lavely

    Lavely Silver Supporting Member

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    Bought a loaded pickguard, seller thought they were all Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Antiquities. Received it, and the NECK pickup looks to have the SD CS markings (signature and number), MIDDLE has not markings but looks like the NECK, BRIDGE has a Fender Custom Shop sticker on it. Pics are below. All three pickups have medium-height raised E & A poles, high-height D & G poles, flush B poles and slightly raised high E poles.

    Thoughts? Frankly, they all look alike, but the Fender CS sticker is throwing me.


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  2. Lavely

    Lavely Silver Supporting Member

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    K-Line Gold Supporting Member

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    Not sure, how do they sound?
     
  4. Sweetfinger

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    That's what a Fender bridge pickup looks like. It is probably a Texas Special. Put a meter on it and see what it reads. The neck and likely the middle are Antiquities.
     
  5. mellecaster

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    I'd be more concerned w/ that Rat's Nest of wiring than the Pedigree of the Pups....but that's just Me ?
     
  6. StratoCraig

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    Yep, looks like a Texas Special to me, too -- unbeveled poles, red dot underneath. There may be other models that would match, but it's not a Fat '50s, '54, or '69.
     
  7. mellecaster

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    Texas Specials also use a Dark Maroon coil wire....You may wanna check for that ?
     
  8. Lavely

    Lavely Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks everyone! Very helpful.
     
  9. Fitzer

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    That custom shop logo on the label dates back to the 90s. It's a fairly early version of an aftermarket custom shop pickup, which is cool. Early custom shop quality was incredible.
     
  10. SMark

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    I agree that it is most likely a Texas Special. The earlier model Texas Special bridge pickup would often read ~7.5k to 8k. Recent models are much less.
     
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    Two Texas special and a Duncan antiquity.
     

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