30 Years of Listening: The Quest for Tone

At Lollar Pickups, we're obsessed with tone. Our mission is to create the highest quality pickups so you can match that sound in your head and express your own unique musical vision.
Lollar Pickups' Break Room

The essence of Lollar Pickups is consistency, expertise, and outstanding customer service. We merge old-school craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology and testing methods to manufacture premium pickups for electric guitar, bass, and steel guitar.

There is no assembly line here. Instead, each and every pickup is built from scratch by one of our highly-trained, dedicated artisans. Each builder completes an intensive one year apprenticeship and undergoes continuous training. It's all part of the Lollar Pickups mojo. You benefit from the collective expertise, passion, and experience of an outstanding team of craftsman who care deeply about what they create. We're also musicians and performers ourselves, so we know what you need whether you're on tour, in the studio, or a weekend warrior jamming in the basement with friends.

Everything we sell is created in our workshop in Tacoma, WA using the best, specially selected parts and materials. We are one of the few pickup manufacturers to make many parts in-house, each pickup is an expression of perfection — right down to the maker's mark that is the final touch on every Lollar pickup. Those initials are our guarantee of quality.

We've been doing this for decades — and we're still learning and striving for perfection. We design with purpose, and all our products are backed by excellent customer service and support.

Inside Lollar Pickups:  Jason Lollar and Stephanie Lollar
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Inside Lollar Pickups:  On the Clock

What they are saying

 
Brad Fernquist plays Lollar Pickups
"Lollar pickups have been in all my
guitars for years now. Lollar has
really cracked the code on
pickup making."
Brad Fernquist of Goo Goo Dolls
Will Fiore plays Lollar Pickups
"I thought I loved my jazzmaster
before, now with these Lollar
pickups it's a whole new beast!"
Will Fiore of Royal Thunder
Robert Randolph playing Lollar Pickups
"Lollar pickups have always been
the 'secret sauce' in my bluesy
rock n' roll tone. Very clean punchy
and lots of sustain!"
Robert Randolph
Jim Fairchild playing Lollar Blackface Pickups
"I use and love Lollar Blackface
pickups in both my main Stratocasters.
They are even, snappy and perfectly
responsive."
Jim Fairchild of Modest Mouse
Dave Depper plays Lollar Firebird pickups
"Discovering the Firebird pickup by
Lollar was like stumbling upon the
unified theory of tone. And I haven't
looked back since."
Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie

The Lollar Pickups Difference

The result is a line of pickups with clarity, touch sensitivity, exceptional dynamic range, and superior tone.
Inside Lollar Pickups:  Bobbin Building

Our tireless testing, comparing, and experimenting sets us apart. It allows us to create custom pickups for clients as well as continually refine our entire line of products. All Alnico magnets are charged to specific gauss strengths unique to each pickup, exposed humbucker bobbins are hand polished, and single coil flatworks are laser cut in our shop for flawless precision. That's why Lollar Pickups are the choice of countless professional musicians, some of the finest luthiers, and discriminating retailers and dealers worldwide.

We also run all our pickups through more than a dozen testing points to ensure consistency and quality. We take the time to get it right, every time. And our experience helps us maintain consistency while crafting everything by hand.

We're big enough to offer premium quality at an affordable price, yet nimble enough to be flexible and continually evolving. Because just like playing guitar, the more you practice and learn, the better you get.

After all this, we take our pickups into our own sound room for the ultimate test: How do they sound? Because in the end, it's the only thing that truly matters.

Inside Lollar Pickups:  It's Hard to Call This Work
Inside Lollar Pickups:  Handmade with Laser Precision
Inside Lollar Pickups:  Yes, Handmade!
Inside Lollar Pickups:  Can You Hear All That Potential?