PRS's vintage-inspired 57/08 guitar pickups are now available to buy

PRS is making its 57/08 pickups available to buy individually for the first time.

Inspired by 1957 humbuckers and introduced in 2008 (that explains the name), the 57/08s are made in-house and designed to replicate the sounds of '50s-era guitars.


  • Covered (etched)
  • Magnet: Alnico 2
  • DC Res: 9.4k treble, 8.5k bass
  • Compatible with: 3-way push/pull or 5-way pickup selectors

PRS's 57/08 pickups are available now for $219.99 from PRS's online store.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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