Here's what Seymour Duncan say about the Antiquity Telecaster Pickup:
The Antiquity Tele Lead will give you that early-’50s Tele tone, but with the high end sweetened by the custom-calibrated, hand-ground Alnico 2 rod magnets. What you get is the classic Tele twang and snap, but with a treble response that is bright but never piercing.
Like the originals, the ferrous bottom plates are not wax potted for that classic Telecaster tone that’s just on the verge of feedback. Each pickup is hand-fabricated and scatter-wound in our Custom Shop, and all parts are aged to give the look and sound of a pickup that has been played for decades.
We use vintage-style push-back cloth wire, a custom-aged, deep-drawn cover for neck models, and all Antiquity Tele vintage Telecaster pickups are lacquered and potted in lamp black paraffin wax, just like they were in the ’50s.