ABOUT VIRGIL ARLO PICKUPS

For most of his life, Virgil Arlo has been building the highest quality reproductions of what a Vintage Guitar Pickup should sound like. His pickups are used by some of the best Guitar Players around. If you are looking to return a vintage guitar to it's former glory or give a more modern guitar that timeless Vintage Tone, then you have arrived at the right spot. You will not find a more musical, versatile or organic sounding set of guitar pickups.  

***Build and Delivery time takes between 4 to 8 weeks***

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Testimonials

They are so close (to my 1956 Strat), it's really hard to tell the difference... I think they're the best Strat Pickups made.

Allen Hinds, Recording Artist, Session Legend, Guitar Techniques Contributor & Musicians Institute Instructor

I'm just amazed how good these pickups sound...For the first time in my life...All the notes on the neck are just the right balance.

Leonardo Amuedo, Virtuoso/Recording Artisit

These pickups sound amazing...I feel like I'm playing an old PAF....They fixed this guitar (1967 Gibson ES-335)

Ford Thurston, Nashville based Guitarist/Lead Guitarist for Bonnie Bishop

I went to a Session right after getting my Arlo's installed. My Guitar sounded so good, the Engineer asked "what are you doing different". I told him, I just got a set of Virgil Arlo Pickups. I love the tone of these pickups.

Pat Buchanan, First-Call Session Guitarist in Nashville w/ 1000's of credits including Platinum Artists.

Virgil Arlo is a pioneer in the aftermarket guitar pickup industry. When he first started out, he didn’t even put his name on the back of his pickups. Virgil was young when the electric guitar was young and they grew up together. He is not the most prolific or well-known pickup builder but that was never his goal. His goal has always been to give his clients the finest pickups available. In the past, Virgil did all of his business by phone and did everything from amp and guitar builds to rewinds and repairs. Demand has become too great for his small shop. Selling out his good name and mass producing 100 pickups per day has never crossed his mind. He is a one-man show in a small shop that uses his own unique techniques and the finest materials available. He throws away material most “boutique” pickup builders would use without a second thought. Making the perfect pickup takes time and effort (not to mention a unique skill set and experience).

Virgil Arlo is one-man show. In years past, he took all of his orders by phone. Times have changed and demand has increased. This website was created so customers can easily place their order for pickups and receive their pickups as quickly as possible. Wait times are typically between 4 to 8 weeks.  Take a look around and thanks for stopping by!

***Build and Delivery time takes between 4 to 8 weeks***

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