LES PAUL’S FINAL DREAM OF THE ULTIMATE HUMBUCKER PICKUP COMES TO LIFE!
Welcome to Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES PAF Humbuckers… Les Paul's Dream of the Ultimate Humbucker Pickup. These artisan handmade PAF Humbuckers are the very last invention of Mr. Les Paul’s illustrious, prolific, and very storied life. In the last years of Les’ innovative & creative life, he was working diligently and doggedly on cracking the code to an exquisitely clean, clear, articulate, blooming, 3D, and very musical sounding humbucker pickup ~ and now here they are for you to install into your favorite guitar.
THE MASTER'S DREAM COME TRUE
THE VERY BEST VINTAGE CORRECT COMPONENTS THAT MONEY CAN BUY... QUALITY MATTERS
We use nothing but the finest and highest quality vintage correct parts, components, and processes to hand make these fine artisan pickups, one at a time. No detail is spared and our meticulous manufacturing spec is second to none. We took the very best characteristics from all the finest early Kalamazoo Patent Applied For pickups we've known over the last 60 years... and have painstakingly recreated the ultimate archetype of what the perfect PAF could and should sound like.
The sound that we have created for you in our pickups is... chimey, bell-like, articulate, mean when pushed, smooth when rolled off, clear and crisp with lots of string definition… 3D holographic harmonic overtones that bloom and rise with tons of sustain and that sweet upper mid-range, with that slightly microphonic effect that lets you hear a well defined pick attack, fat and complex, tons of grunt and growl when distorted, woody smooth and airy in the neck position… sparkling and crisp in the bridge, with lots of punch and tonal definition… even on the lower bass strings!
Now all of that knowledge, experience, understanding, and decades of hands-on experience with Mr. Les Paul, “The Master” is available to you in these amazing PAF reproduction humbucker pickups. Our Limited Edition Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES PAF Humbuckers...
Les called them MudBuckers...
The rumor is that Les did not like humbucking pickups… nothing could be farther from the truth! What he didn’t like was the production humbuckers that came stock in the guitars with his name on them! Actually, Les was working with humbucking technology since early 50’s. Les didn’t like the muddy low notes, the lack of string separation, the fizzy & flubby mid and highs, and the lack of that 3D musical presence that he knew great humbuckers were capable of. That is, if they were made right… with the right materials, the right formulas, the right wind technique, and the right attention to detail. “It’s in there… I just know it”, he would proclaim. “I’ve heard it before from time to time, but these guitars sound so muddy! I’m going to show those guys at ‘corporate’ how it’s done”. So he and Tom Doyle began testing and trying everything, experimenting and tinkering… bringing his vast 75+ years of knowledge to this last lifelong pursuit. Just imagine for a moment if you had dedicated your life to developing the solid body electric guitar, and you didn’t like the tone and sound of guitar that had your name on the headstock… frustrating to say the least, right?
Well sadly, in 2009, good ‘ol Les passed away at the ripe old age of 94… and had not quite perfected his dream quest humbucker pickup system. Tom Doyle had been Les Paul’s right hand man for all things guitars, pickups, electronics, effects, live shows, and the like for over 45 years when Les passed away, and Tom was quite crestfallen and bereaved… it really took its toll. But after some years and looking forward in Les’ honor, Tom and his close friend Max Stavron decided to finish Les Paul’s Final Dream of the Ultimate Humbucker Pickup as an homage to their good friend, mentor and hero.
Les Paul and Tom Doyle at the Iridium Club NYC
NOW YOUR LES PAUL CAN BE ALL IT WAS MEANT TO BE...
Les had an incredible passion for making things “just right”... and would tinker, test, and experiment on things he wanted to fix, tirelessly - almost to the point of obsession. His constant passion towards the end of his life was for getting the high-impedance humbucker to come alive, and deliver that clarity that he so desired. So, in honor of his longtime friend and mentor, Tom Doyle and his friend Max Stavron have brought Les Paul's Dream of a clear, articulate, blooming, harmonically lively Humbucker pickup to life...and they're now here for you to enjoy!
Les Paul is the only man on earth to be inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame & The Inventor's Hall of Fame
Deluxe Combo w/ '59 Holy Grail Harness
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN PART OF THE ACTUAL LES PAUL LEGACY...
The Tom Doyle "TIME MACHINE" Relic Les Paul is an authentic & faithful aged recreation of an oft played 1959 Les Paul "Burst". These hand made, one of a kind hand aged masterpieces feature Tom Doyle's Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES PAF Humbuckers, Real '59 Holy Grail Harness, and an exquisite vintage hand aged Lifton case. Every single part & piece has been painstakingly pored over, aged, relic'd, and antiqued in order to recreate the look and feel of a decades old, gigged 1959 Les Paul Standard.
"These are the best humbuckers I’ve ever played!!! The clarity and ability to hear every note was just stunning. This guitar now plays amazingly and sounds better than any LP or dual humbucking instrument I’ve owned… and I’ve owned over a 125 guitars! You guys didn’t exaggerate even a little bit about the tones, and I was a bit skeptical given my prior experiences with custom modded guitars. It’s like going from 2D to 3D. I had no idea that all my other guitars just sounded so average and “just okay” until I got these Doyle Coils and '59 Holy Grail Harness installed… Now I realize after all these years, what I was missing. WOW!"