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Gibson '57 Classic Humbucker

The '57 Classic is a faithful replica of the famous Gibson humbucker that helped define the music of the late 1950s.


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For the first few years of their production, Gibson’s famous “Patent Applied For” humbuckers were wound using imprecise machines, resulting in pickups with slightly different output and tone. They were – and remain today – as very desirable to players who want to mix and match and explore a complete spectrum of tonal possibilities. The ’57 Classic vintage style humbucker is the result of Gibson’s drive to capture and recreate this renowned characteristic.

Introduced in 1992, the ’57 Classic provides warm, full tone with a balanced response, packing that classic Gibson PAF humbucker crunch. They are made to the exact same specs as the original PAFs, including Alnico II magnets, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and vintage-style, two-conductor braided wiring. The pickups are also wax potted to remove all internal air space and any chance of microphonic feedback.

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Gibson Item No.- IM57R-DB

Things You Will Get:

  • Humbucker Pickup

My favorite jazz pickup


Great pickup... I've used professionally for many years especially as a neck pickup. Certainly for archtops, but an excellent pickup for Teles (and Strats) for jazz ... think Ed Bickert, Bob Bain, Elliott Randall sound! Thank you Sam Ash customer rep, Steve Segal for great service, follow up, and fast delivery when I needed it!



Gibson '57 Classic - replacing stock pick-ups


I have and ESP guitar and I replaced the stock Seymour Duncan's with these pick-ups. I'm really satisfied with the tone (1 day into the switch-out). It has given a mid-range guitar the sound quality it needed. I'm very satisfied with the Classic '57s.

Frank the cat

Lancaster, PA


'57 Classic Humbucker

5.0 2


Series '57 Classic
Model IM57R-DB
Warranty Info:

'57 Classic Humbucker

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.