The P-90 first appeared in the 40s, but did not attract too much attention until the 70s, when Gibson reissued some existing models. As a single-coil pickup, it is more complex and larger in dimension than Fender’s.

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P90 Pickup

The maple shim decides the breadth of a bobbin, it needs to be precisely shaped. In this case, laser cutting will be a good choice, same with the two flatworks.

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P-90 Flatware Maple him

The flatworks and shim need to be tightly bonded together to form a tough bobbin that can withstand the winding and wax-potting. A type of special glue is the key to making an endurable bobbin.

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P-90 Bobbins Making

A wound coil with polepiece screws mounted, magnets and spacer in place: the magical milled steel spacer can hold two opposing Alnico magnets in place!

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P-90 Magnet Spacer

A finished pickup, she is the thing of beauty. The braided lead, magnets, flatworks… they constitute a sweep sounding pickup.

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P-90 Pickup

Two styles of P90 covers, soapbar and dogear, offering more choices for customers. Although dogear style P90s tend to have different sound, players nowadays seem to care more about the look when they put a dogear cover on a soapbar style P90.

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P-90 Soapbar Dogear

With its graceful looking and sweep sounding, the soapbar P90 has a unique position in guitarists’ heart.

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