Electronics & Pickups


There is something unique and special added to every Nijssen Custom Guitar:
The “Clean up filter”.

In cooperation with Lex Bos (known for the Super Drive tube distortion pedal, boost pedal, Cool Drive pedal and the Buddy guitar amp www.lexbos.nl ) we develop and test the best guitar electronics and sounds as possible. This resulted in the Lex Bos version of the “Clean up filter” which is applied exclusively in every Nijssen Custom Guitar.


It’s connected on the volume potentiometer to prevent loss of sound when turning down your volume pot, but it’s not a treble bleed! In compare with a regular treble bleed circuit there is always a little bit top end added to your pickup sound. The “Clean up filter” doesn’t add any top end, it’s exactly the sound of your pickup, only at a lower volume if you dial it down. Sounds simple, but a big difference in dynamics of your guitar interacting with your amp and effects. Which opens a lot of new possibilities in creating sounds and dynamics of your guitar. (applied exclusively in every Nijssen Custom Guitar, not sold separately.)

NIJSSEN 63' handwound single coil pickups:

A big part of a custom guitar are the pickups. All Nijssen Guitars are equipped with custom wound pickups and are matched with the guitar to make every instrument unique. These custom pickups are from several boutique builders/winders, who make excellent remakes of the most sought after vintage pickups. I also make my own NIJSSEN 63' handwound single coil pickups and source my own wire gauge for that authentic vintage 60's sound; clear, 3D sounding with all the rings and bells. So the goal is to hear the guitar with an open sound with a medium till low output pickup, without coloring the natural sound of the tonewoods in any particular way. Finally CTS potentialmeters are voiced and matched with the pickups.An "No load" tone pot is part of the tone circuit to give that extra high end sparkle if needed.