Starwood Tele Neck

  • Starwood Tele - Neck - Traditional Mount

    After years of requests we finally introduced the Starwood Tele in 2016 and it has stayed in our top 5 best sellers since. We strived to make the Starwood Tele a musical pickup. With a large dynamic range and just the right amount of punchy growl when you dig in, these tele pickups will make you wonder why you ever settled for less.


    Using T-Armond guts to add body and spank, these pickups scream classic tele but with a dynamic and transparent top end. Just the right amount of punchy spank - everything you want out of a tele (and more!).


    The Traditional Tele Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for any standard size Tele-style pickups. This pickup ships with mounting screws and surgical tubing for height adjustment.

  • Output/Power

    DC Resistance is not entirely an indicator of true pickup output, although it can be helpful.

    Bridge: DCR - 11.7K / Inductance - 4.05H

    Neck: DCR - 7.6k / Inductance - 2.54H

    Wiring Notes

    This pickup is shipped with standard 2-conductor wire.

    Helpful Notes

    Tele Pickup Replacement: The Traditional Tele Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for any standard size tele pickups.


Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Inspiring Tele Neck Pickup

I hardly ever used my neck pickup before putting in this Starwood Tele Neck pickup. To my ears, this neck pickup has a Strat/DeArmond vibe and also the clean tone reminiscent of SRV and Jimi. Very responsive when turning the volume up, even the smallest amount. I put both the Starwood Tele Bridge and the Starwood Tele Neck pickups in my 2014 MIM FSR Tele and must say they have an inspiring tone. The middle position sounds amazing with this combination. It's the only guitar I want to play now.

Worth the money !

Replaced the pickups in my USA G&L ASAT Classic semi-hollow with these. The stock MFD pickups were great and if this was my only guitar I would have left them in, I wanted more twang! These things are sent from heaven. I play finger style so I was looking for more note articulation and clarity and boy did I get it! I won't get into the equipment I play but my favorite set up with this guitar now is loud and clean. I'm going to go play some Albert Collins now!

Exactly the sound I wanted

Talked with Sean at the 2018 Dallas guitar show and decided on the Starwood Tele pickup set for my Tele redo. I couldn't be happier with these pups. They look and sound amazing, especially with the 4th position switch mod for HB series, and my friends are liking them a lot also.

New fave

Got the neck pickup and paired it with the T-Armond bridge per a suggestion from TV Jones staff. I love it. I've got them in an American Special Tele and run the guitar through an AC15 and I just love the tones I'm getting.

I can get smooth and mellow sounds to some nice bell-like chime through the clean channel. Add some grit on the top boost and the tones are thick and textured but each note retains distinction.

Sometimes I'd get lost in the mix before, requiring lots of tinkering with my pedals and amp settings... Now though, it feels so much easier and I can dial in way more range with just the guitar knobs. LOVE IT.

Zactly what is is supposed to be

The Starwood neck pickup sounds fantastic! it's got meat but no wool and still has the single coil snap. It also plays well with my HugeLion bridge pickup. A great value, big upgrade for my 69' Thinline RI.