The Retro Wind Stratocaster is inspired by the pickups from a ’68 Strat – but modified to suit modern expectations. This variant boasts a Parchment finish.
Carefully Considered Balance
Quality balance and musicality across each string is made possible due to the set being the lowest output Strat set that Monty’s manufacture. Chords will play as one, without a specific note potentially dominating the others.
The blend of warm chime from the highs, placed together with the mids and lows, makes for close, rhythmic woody sounds. If you chose to drive them, you’ll get a collection of warm and clear tones – which don’t ever become too harsh.
Compliments Modern Wiring
The pickups work in harmony with a multitude of modern wiring setups, meaning you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues.
This stops the centre of the coil from clogging with wax. The result is improved response and better clarity.
Here’s what Monty’s Guitars say about the Retro Winds
Our Retro Winds are a range of pickups that are completely at one with themselves; with a perfect balance of vintage voicing and a few modern Montyfications, these pickups are wound to provide the discerning modern player with a vintage vibe. Every tweak that we’ve made is designed to make things a little bit more flexible, be It introducing hum cancelling middle positions, or potting our humbuckers.
- Scatter Wound with 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar Wire
- Neck: Alnico V, 5.5k
- Middle: Alnico V, 5.5k
- Bridge: Alnico V, 5.7k
- Parchment Finish