Seymour Duncan SH-1b 1959 Model Nickel Bridge Electric Guitar Pickup


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Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Nickel Bridge Electric Guitar Pickup

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The Seymour Duncan SH-1b appeared on our recommended list for Budget Guitar Pickups in 2 consecutive editions from December 2019 until November 2021.


The Seymour Duncan SH-1b is a drop-in humbucker designed to reproduce the vibe and tone of classic Seth Lover-designed PAF pickups found on Gibson Les Pauls in the late '50s.

Not to be confused with the Seymour Duncan Seth Lover SH-55, The SH-1b was made to be slightly more modern with a mid scoop and more compression.

It follows after vintage specs, including the single-conductor cable, long-legged bottom plate, and the use of 42AWG plain enamel wire.


  • Position: Bridge
  • Magnet Material: Alnico 5
  • Dimensions: Not Stated
  • String Spacing: Not Stated (Les Paul)
  • Available Colors/Covers: Five Color Combinations, 2 Pickup Cover Colors
This was previously on our recommended list for Guitar Pickups Under $100 but was removed due to a price increase.