"Nothing says Legend like the kings of the past and this is our homage to the sounds of vintage music"
Progenitor - "A person or thing that first indicates a direction, originates something, or serves as a model; predecessor; precursor."
The Progenitor line is a departure from the traditional (pardon the pun) structure of Legendary Pickups model designs. Each format of pickup pays homage to the vintage pickups of the chosen era rather than carry one design philosophy. Vintage single coils. Unobtainable t-type tones. The gargantuan: The P.A.F. Nothing says Legend like the kings of the past and this is our homage to the sounds of vintage music.
P.A.F. - Original spec P.A.F. style 50's Humbucker
1970 - 70's era lawsuit guitar homage
The Progenitor PAF is Legendary Pickups homage to the Original P.A.F. humbucker. Whilst not a reproduction, the PAF is constructed with more vintage specs and options, perfect for those looking for tone similar to those from the past. Plain enamel wire, vintage formula nickel pole screws, vintage alloy keeper bars, rough cast AlNiCo magnets, German nickel baseplates in 49.2mm spacing and old school butyrate bobbins assist in recreating the visual and functional design of this pickup. Top it off with vintage braided wire and you have a pickup that aims to capture the vibe of the one that started it all.
1970 - "The Lawsuit"
"The 1970s marked an infamous period in the Japanese guitar market, giving rise to a plethora of 'copy' guitars. Some of these instruments were practically clones of highly sought-after brands, resulting in the creation of stellar guitars equipped with exceptional pickups from major manufacturers, including the renowned Maxon®.
Legendary Pickups pays homage to this era with The Progenitor 1970 - a 'Lawsuit' Humbucker. This pickup draws heavy inspiration from one of Jason's (Legendary's founder) own Maxon® sets, believed to be a U-1000 prototype (serial no. 16712) from a 1976 single-cut style guitar.