UpFront Guitars is pleased to carry three great brands of pickups, each with a different design approach:
Rio Grande makes some very interesting pickups and despite their "Bad to the Bone" slogan they are way more than just hot pickups. Rio Grande makes a full range of pickups for Fender® and Gibson® style guitars from the vintage-inspired "Tallboy" series to the beefy "Muy Grande" line. Rio does not obsess on being totally faithful to any particular vintage style, and has several unique hybrid designs such as their "Dirty Harry" series of P-90 style pickups for Strat® and Tele®. At Rio Grande, rules are made to be broken. Made in Texas, USA.
Made in California, David Allen focuses on "the sound" of a particular era, style or artist, and engineers the product to achieve the desired result. This gives David Allen more freedom to experiment with materials, magnet types, wire gages etc. Due to availability issues, we have just a few items left in stock and will not be replenishing our inventory. Get them while you can!
Looking to offer custom-deisgn pickups for unique applications, we reached out to Brian Porter, founder of Porter Pickups. Porter pickups makes pickup styles for practically any type of guitar you can think of, and they are more than willing to collaborate on specials. We are excited to be working on some interesting offerings available only at UpFront Guitars.
Rio Grande Vintage Tallboy Strat Set
Give your guitar a make-over. The Vintage Tallboy Strat® Set gives you all the goodness of the Rio Grande Vintage Tallboy and saves you a few bucks to boot.
Rio Grande Vintage Tallboy Tele Neck Pickup Chrome
Neck Pickups for Telecaster® style guitars are fickle beasts, and finding a good one can be hit-or-miss. Often they are on the murky side, lacking in definition and clarity. Rio Grande knows the secret to squeezing great tone out of this classic design and the Tallboy Tele pickup can really wake up your guitar.
Rio Grande Vintage Tallboy Tele Set Classic Chrome
Tele® pickups are fickle beasts -- especially the neck pickup -- and there are a lot of so-so ones out there. Carefully hand-made in Texas, The Rio Grande Vintage Tallboy Tele set unlocks the true potential of your guitar.