Welcome to Motor City Pickups

Motor City Pickups is located in the heart of Detroit City, specializing in custom made, scatter-wound pickups. We offer Humbuckers, P90's, and Single Coil pickups in four distince categories, to suite a wide variety of playing styles, from classic blues to extreme modern metal.

High Quality Materials

Motor City Pickups uses the highest quality materials. We don't try to cut costs by using cheap metals or wire - no "bargain bin" materials like some other companies. We use different point carbon steels and irons per model to get different results in tone. True electrical iron keeper bars and slugs/screws. Nickel-silver covers and hard northern maple spacers. And as always, custom made genuine nickel-silver covers. We'll not use the term "Soft Iron" as it is misleading and currently there is no formula for this metal in the machinist industry whatsoever.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee is very simple and straight forward:

We promise the absolute best pickups on the market - period.

All of our pickups are garanteed for LIFE to the original purchaser to be free and clear of any defect against craftsmanship.

You have 14 days to get familiar with your new pickup. At that time, if you are unsatisfied simply contact us and we will exchange it, offer you a new pickup, or start from scratch again. We want your experience to be the absolute best, and in return we promise the absolute best pickups on the market.


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Motor City Manifesto

  This year will see the release of new pickups models and other exciting happenings. What WILL remain the same is the commitment to you the customer of a no nonsense approach to pickups and an American business achivement of excellence and attitude to go with it. Set to make an even greater mark on the industry because I care and will continue to be honest, forthright and trust worthy to you the customer. Made it this... then you know Motor City Pickups by word of mouth, not by paid ads, player product placement or competition slander. Simply make the best pickup money can buy and let the customers/players dictate the results. Motor City Pickups have been fortunate in the last years to have lots of really amazing players publicly praise my products and do some increddible promotional marketing for M.C.P., those kind words shared by players, friends and family come not from being payed to do so, but because they love the pickups I have created for them. They believe in what this company does and stands for. From extreme metal/rock tones all the way to funk and country.

  Simply drop us a direct email though the website or message us on facebook and I will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have. One thing to note is that there is no direct phone number to contact us currently posted. Why is this you ask? When I am taking from customers (as enjoyable as they can be for both parties) there is no one winding and building your pickups. So, there may be times throughout the year where the work load increases a bit at which point the phone number will not be available publicly to better service customers and maintain an acceptable lead time. - Times vary, we are working on launching a new website in 2014!! What's that? A new website, FINALLY? YES!! The new website will feature detailed descriptions of each pickup, a FAQ section, a full options photo gallery, a customer testimonal/quote section, an updated company wide branded look, an easy to access/navigate website with multiple device support and most importantly an update easy to manuver shopping cart.

  I will continue to use the best materials that money can buy so that you the customer receive the pickup you demand. M.C.P. will continue to grow socially including adding an instagram page (for current builds), a YouTube page (video demos), a SoundCloud page (for audio samples), etc so that you have more ways of interacting with M.C.P. and your fellow customers.

- Keeping it real!

Wade - Motor City Pickups President