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Call us - 1.518.746.9500 or Email us - dennis@adirondackguitar.com

We inspect and Set-up our Instuments before shipping; we don't just stick a box on a conveyer and have a computer put a shipping label on it.

Rio Grande Guitar Pickups

Rio Grande Pickups was founded in 1993 by John "Bart" Wittrock. Bart has been repairing and dealing used and vintage guitars since 1972. An active participant in the first ever vintage guitar show, which took place in Dallas, Texas in 1978, he is a veteran of as many or more guitar shows than just about anyone. Now that's guitar history! (continued below)

Rio Grande Guitar pickups offered by Adirondack Guitar.

If you don't see it here Email us and we will get it for you! We love special orders.

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Rio Grande Vintage Tallboy Strat Set (3 Pickups)

Rio Grandes most popular pickup to date, this “non stag” model offers enhanced replication of the good ol’ tone casters. Not all Strats® have “that” sound. From over 30 years of vintage guitar collecting, dealing, and repairs, comes the knowledge of which have the tone and why. Lots of other pickup companies know how to make a hot pickup, not many know tone from Diddley!

Buy the Set of Three for $165.95

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Rio Grande Vintage Tallboy Tele Set (2 Pickups)

NECK- Finally! A pickup for your Tele® that gives you a usable neck position. Clarity and brilliance are the key words here, backed up with the much needed bite and punch. This baby really shines when coupled with its brother in the bridge position, giving a typically "lame" #2 switch position a truly useful tone.

BRIDGE - Enhanced vintage tone provides a classic, full range Tele tone, plus you get additional bite without "ice pick in the ear" pain. Twang, baby, twang!

Buy The Set of Two for $109.95

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Bridge

Middle

Neck

Dual Calibrated Set (3)
(Muy Grande/Halfbreed/Vintage Tallboy)
Gives you a thicker, more balanced sound in all 5 positions without sacrificing versatility by using the Muy Grand in the bridge, the Halfbreed in the middle, and the Vintage Tallboy in the neck

Bridge Pickup -Muy Grande

Rio Grandes most popular pickup to date, this “non stag” model offers enhanced replication of the good ol’ tone casters. Not all Strats® have “that” sound. From over 30 years of vintage guitar collecting, dealing, and repairs, comes the knowledge of which have the tone and why. Lots of other pickup companies know how to make a hot pickup, not many know tone from Diddley!

Middle Pickup - Halfbreed

The perfect combination..the best of both worlds! Vintage Tallboy meets muy Grande!! We took one of each, put ‘em in a blender, then into the oven and out popped the halfbreed! More juice than a Tallboy but not quite as much power as the Muy Grande, the Halfbreed is the ideal mix of our two popular single coils. Will accept a standard pickup cover with slight modification.

Neck Pickup - Vintage Tallboy

Rio Grandes most popular pickup to date, this “non stag” model offers enhanced replication of the good ol’ tone casters. Not all Strats® have “that” sound. From over 30 years of vintage guitar collecting, dealing, and repairs, comes the knowledge of which have the tone and why. Lots of other pickup companies know how to make a hot pickup, not many know tone from Diddley!

Buy the Set of Three for $186.95

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Texas BBQ Bucker Set

Texas - Our take on the classic 50's Humbucker. This one is ballsy and rich when wide open yet clean with lots of top and bottom when rolled back slightly. Fusion, Boogie, or down and out Blues City! Available in black & zebra.

BBQ - Same classic look as the "Texas", but more horsepower under the hood! Not a distortion pickup, just more muscle. Bear down on the meat and easy on the potato salad! Available in black or zebra.

Buy The Set of Two for $167.95

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Big Bottem Set for Tele's or ????

Now there is a choice. Another first from Rio Grande! This fantastic replacement set for '72 and other large humbucking Tele's is the only one of it's kind available. Why? Because we care about the owners of these guitars who have no options for tone except what came with the guitar. Included is the 4 mounting screw configuration, the ultimate in 4-conductor splittability in that Rio Grande style, and a great selection of available exposed coil colors.

Buy The Set of Two for $219.95

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Bart probably wound his first pickup as far back as '78 as part of a rigorous regimen of repairing, restoring, and dealing vintage electric guitars. "I was always interested in the design and construction of pickups but was involved in other guitar related business. I am extremely pleased to say that I have now realized a dream to actually produce a high quality American-made pickup which will contribute to the evolving sound of the electric guitarist."

Rio Grande pickups are custom wound and "seasoned to taste" in a "low-tech/high-tone" environment.

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