Oil City ‘Standard’ range

Pickups hand made in London, that offer value for money as well as superb sounds.

Priced around the same as mass produced US aftermarket pickups, these have all the hand made care in their construction that only a small company can bring.

‘Nothing ordinary about Standard!’

Our premium series: these pickups take on the top boutique makers worldwide, and set a new standard for tone.

‘Using the finest materials and with the most exacting assembly … each is hand made, serial numbered and signed … by me alone’.


As fitted to Feline Guitars, Carillion Guitars, The Blackmachine B6 and many quality UK made custom instruments.

Oil City ‘Masterwound’ range

We make up our pickups in small batches and don’t carry large stocks, so please allow 7-10 working days for dispatch,  we may well have to wind your pickup for you. If you are in a rush please contact us ... we just might have your pickup in stock. Postage and packing quoted is for UK and is calculated on the value of the order at the checkout ... We’re happy to post worldwide ... Just ask for a quote.

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Something a bit new for Telecaster here: There are several 1/4” pole tele sets on the market … but few take this approach: The bridge unit is not only built for power, but for tone. Wound with 43awg wire to 13k it has all the output you might need, but not the ‘over compression’ of some 17k units. It still has bags of ‘Tele’ in there … just fat and powerful Tele!

The neck unit too breaks the mould too … many 1/4” pole ‘sets go for a standard size pole in the neck … even a stacked configuration humbucker. We have gone for a fully matching pair with a 10k, 1/4” pole neck unit, again built for tone. Still obviously ‘single coil’ in sound, this has overtones of P90 while still being Tele to the core.

Note: because of the custom designed, over sized,  and in-house laser cut flatwork, the neck pickup will not take a cover.

neck single, bridge single or set

Oil City pickups have no connection with Fender Musical Instruments Gibson or Gretsch.