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ALNICO II CLASSICS Humbucker Nickel AC2

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The Alnico II Classic is a superb humbucker for guitars that need more warmth, fullness and sustain.

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ALNICO II CLASSICS Humbucker Nickel AC2
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Description

The Alnico II Classic is a superb humbucker for guitars that need more warmth, fullness and sustain.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 8.3k, Alnico 2

THE “IMPROVED” 50S HUMBUCKER

The Alnico II Classic is a superb guitars that need more warmth, fullness and sustain. The earliest Gibson Patent-Applied-For (or “PAF”) pickups used a range of magnets, but PAFs made with Alnico II have always held a special place in many a guitarist’s heart.

If you have ever heard someone describe a PAF as “flute-like” or “more like a single coil than a humbucker” – that’s the Alnico II working its magic.

At higher gain settings, the Alnico II Classic really nails the fluid distortion sound of players like Slash, who use the smooth attack and longer sustain of the neck to great effect during solos, and the tighter, fizzier tones available from the bridge for rock rhythm work.

DESIGN NOTES

The Alnico II Classic began life as a custom OEM order for a high-end UK guitar company, and we worked with their techs to get the wind just right. Cries of “more scatter!” were heard over and over again, until we got down to less than 30 turns per layer for the neck and bridge pickups – about half the number of turns per layer on vintage PAFs, but much more in line with the current best in class handwound PAF clones.

We made a few of these pickups back in 2007 – they quickly became favourites – and launched them into our standard range in 2008, The Alnico II Classic in Nickel is currently our bestselling humbucker

DIMENSIONS

Regular-Spaced Covered Humbucker (Metric)
Regular-Spaced Covered Humbucker (Imperial)

TECH SPECS

Alnico II Classics Neck Alnico II Classics Bridge
Model AC2N AC2B
Magnet Alnico 2 Bar Alnico 2 Bar
DCR 7.5k 8.3k
Inductance 4.1H 4.9H
Hookup Wire 4-Conductor 4-Conductor
Scatter Very High High
Baseplate Nickel Silver Nickel Silver
Year Introduced 2007 2007

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Where We Ship

We are currently shipping direct to:

  • United States
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Switzerland

For other countries - See International Dealers

United States

Standard Orders 

Ship from Michigan, USA

Please note that due to the way in-state taxes are collected, we cannot ship website orders within Michigan state. If you are based in Michigan, please order through our Amazon store here as this is set up to collect the required sales taxes. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$)
USPS TRACKED 3 - 5 6.99
FEDEX HOME DELIVERY 3 - 5 19.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 22.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 28.99

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Ship Direct from Christchurch, New Zealand

All ObsidianWire™ Loaded pickguards are made to order and ship direct from our location in Christchurch, New Zealand. We have an expected build time of 6 - 12 business days, and will let you know if we expect any delays.

Rest of World

Ship Direct from Christchurch, New Zealand

We ship all orders outside of the United States from our location in Christchurch, New Zealand. Get shipping cost and delivery timeframes at checkout.

Taxes and duties

Obsidian® DOES NOT pay duties, taxes or customs clearance charges.
Duties and taxes charged by your local customs agency, will be your own responsibility.
If you live outside the USA, we recommend checking with your own country's customs agency what these may be prior to ordering. 
If you are concerned, consider ordering from dealer near you 
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Great pickup the A2.

Love the Tone Rider A2's. I have them in all my LP's. They can do it all. Very articulate and sound good split also.