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How it started

Old Bones Pickups is a small pickup winding company based in the heart of Suffolk. It is owned and run by Sean Wilson (me!); I originally trained as a registered nurse, and worked in major trauma and ITU nursing. My career was cut short by a spinal injury. As I recovered I trained as a guitar tech with Dr Robbie Gladwell, and spent several years assisting with repairs, rebuilds, and setups on all manner of stringed instrument. While there I learned more about what makes a good pickup, and had the opportunity to see and hear many vintage & modern pickups, including original Gibson P.A.F's, and many vintage Fender pickups. I then learned how to wind pickups, and began repairing pickups for Robbie, and began experimenting with pickups for my own guitars. All of this has enabled me to explore numerous tones, and start bringing my ideas to life.


And so, Old Bones Pickups was born!

Gibson 1964 ES-335 Vintage Guitar
Gibson 1964 Firebird
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