In those days Fender pickups were wound by hand. The copper wire forming the coil was guided by an operator who distributed in different layers. Today, however, only some artisans use this procedure, due to the massive industrialization of manufacturing process of guitar pickups.


Therefore in B&B, pickups are wound by hand according to the designs of the 50s and 60s, with special care in every phase of the manufacturing process, and selecting the best materials, many of which can only be found in the United States if you want genuine "vintage" sound pickups.

However, due to respect for the environment, the electrical energy we use for our manufacture comes from our photovoltaic installation and therefore we only use the power of the sun. Also in our shipping packages, we only use natural materials free of plastic, such as cork and carton.

Placas solares B&B

We don't know why, but when we play a "Strato" or "Telecaster" from the 50s, 60s or even 70s, or one of the mythical "Les Paul" with PAF pickups, we can feel that these guitars are very different from what is found nowadays in the market. One of the main factors that makes the difference between the current instruments and the classic ones is the quality of woods used to build them, that was carefully selected for its resonance. Moreover, many of those woods, like the overexploited mahogany from Honduras, became hard to find. Another reason that defines the sound of these guitars is the manufacturing process of the pickups, and the qualities of the materials used.