Marking the birth of solid body guitar tone, the Blackguard Tele series accurately recreates the sounds of the original 1950 flat pole and later 1955 staggered pole single coil Telecaster pickups. The 50 Flat set with zinc plated bridge grounding plate, flush Alnico V magnets, scatterwound coils of plain enamel wire with string wrapped bridge and authentic deep drawn neck cover characterise the bright twang, punchy mid and power of the original Esquires, Broadcasters and Nocasters. The 55 Stagger introduces the slightly lighter wound staggered bridge coil with raised D and G poles for improved string to string balance and copper plated bridge grounding plate. Alnico V magnets and scatterwound coils produce plenty of snap and bite through the upper mids and highs as well as exceptional response in the bottom end defining the original Telecaster tone. Both sets feature stock polarity neck coils, vintage correct chrome plated brass neck covers and vintage cloth hook up wire.