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Electric - PRS - Music Man - Mayones - Bare Knuckle

CALIFORNIA HERITAGE SINCE 1974

Originally founded in 1974, Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution, introducing active electronics on its production instruments. As part of the team during the 70’s, Sterling Ball played an important role on the design and development of the iconic StingRay basses.

Officially purchasing the company in 1984, Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian, has built a team of dedicated professionals who collectively share a common goal: building the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. 

Shipping to more than 135 countries from the Central Coast of California, the brand continues to expand its reach worldwide based on the strict quality standards, innovative design and the finest craftsmanship it is known for.


  • To build the ultimate sounding pickups
  • To design and manufacture all our own parts
  • To only use the finest and most traditional, authentic materials
  • To wind all of our pickups by hand, one at a time, here in the UK
  • To create all pickups individually to customer order with a fast turnaround time
  • To maintain meticulous quality control
  • To warranty all of our pickups for life to the original purchaser
  • To provide the best customer service and support possible
  • To listen to you, the guitar player, to find out what you want
  • To never compromise on creating the best for our players

About Bare Knuckle Pickups

Bare Knuckle Pickups is a privately owned business based in the South West of England, UK. We specialise in hand-wound electric guitar pickups; traditional skills and uncompromising values form the basis of a hard-working and forward-thinking company. Our values mean we are always ready to come out fighting and stand up for what we believe.

Every pickup we make at Bare Knuckle is wound and made entirely by hand, in-house, by a dedicated team of pickup winders. The team is headed by Bare Knuckle Pickups founder and MD Tim Mills, who has been a professional guitarist for over twenty-five years.

The idea for Bare Knuckle came from Tim's time as a session guitarist, when he needed to recreate a wide range of tones that would cover a variety of different playing styles. After many years on the road playing for British blues rock artist, Elkie Brooks, Tim decided to utilise his experience as a guitarist and started making his own pickups. Tim soon found the great tone, descriptive names and unique designs, that remain the benchmark of Bare Knuckle, put his hand-wound pickups in high demand.

The team at Bare Knuckle is fanatical about music, and all of us are dedicated guitar players. We don't allow sets of hypothetical rules to determine how our pickups sound; we use our hands and our ears. All of our pickups are designed, voiced and tested in rehearsal, in the studio, or on stage; anywhere but on paper and always in the hands of a guitar player. Time and price aren't the deciding factors in a Bare Knuckle pickup construction; outstanding tone and reliability is.

Here at Bare Knuckle we are committed to producing the best sounding pickups possible, and we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service. We want you to get on with playing your guitar, knowing that we have provided you with the ultimate pickup for the job. After all, that's why we're here in the first place, and that's why we warranty our pickups not just for a few years, but for life.

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  1. Mayones Hydra Elite 7 VF Multi-Scale 7-String Guitar, Natural, Eye Poplar Top, Bare Knuckle Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Mayones Hydra 7-String Headless Guitar. This guitar is aggressive and super fast to play and if you're not careful, it could just bite your head off, too... The irony, of course, being that a Hydra is a many-headed serpent from Greek mythology. This guitar, however,
  2. Mayones Hydra Elite 7 VF Multi-Scale 7-String Guitar, Purple Burst, Eye Poplar Top, Bare Knuckle Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Mayones Hydra 7-String Headless Guitar. This guitar is aggressive and super fast to play and if you're not careful, it could just bite your head off, too... The irony, of course, being that a Hydra is a many-headed serpent from Greek mythology. This guitar, however,
  3. Mayones Duvell Elite 7 7-String Guitar, Supernova Red Burst, Eye Poplar Top, Ebony Board

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is proud to be an official Mayones dealer. If you haven't checked these guys out yet, you're in for a real treat! Offering some of the highest quality craftsmanship we've ever come across, Mayones is building some absolutely killer guitars that have not just metal rockers turning their heads to take n
  4. PRS Paul Reed Smith DGT 10-Top Guitar, McCarty Tobacco Burst, Rosewood, Flame Maple, Bird Inlays

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is proud to offer up this Paul Reed Smith DGT guitar with a stunningly beautiful upgraded flame maple 10-top. This one's a real winner!  Combining the sweetest flavors, features and feel that PRS offers, this David Grissom Tremolo is a player's paradise. A production line instrument with custom s
  5. Mayones Hydra Elite 6 Headless Guitar, Supernova Purple Burst, Ebony Fretboard, Seymour Duncan Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Mayones Hydra Headless Guitar. This guitar is aggressive and super fast to play and if you're not careful, it could just bite your head off, too... The irony, of course, being that a Hydra is a many-headed serpent from Greek mythology. This guitar, however, is headless. Ea
  6. PRS Paul Reed Smith Custom 24-08 Guitar, Faded Blue Wrap Burst, Flame Maple, Rosewood, Pattern Regular

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is proud to offer up this Custom 24-08 from our friends over at Paul Reed Smith Guitars. PRS's new Custom 24-08 is a hybrid of the flagship Custom 24 model with some of the pickup combinations offered in the 408 so that you can literally achieve any combination of humbucking and/or single-coil modes o
  7. Mayones Duvell Elite 7 7-String Guitar, Infinite Blue, Quilt Maple Top, TKO Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is proud to be an official Mayones dealer. This beautiful Duvell Elite 7 is finished in a gorgeous black to red horizon fade and it sports their all-new TKO pickups designed by Bare Knuckle exclusively for Mayones. Offering some of the highest quality craftsmanship we've ever come across, Mayones is b
  8. Mayones Hydra Elite VF 6 Multi-Scale Headless Guitar, Infinite Blue Satin, Quilt Maple Top, Fishman Fluence Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Mayones Hydra Multi-Scale guitar. This guitar is aggressive and super fast to play and if you're not careful, it could just bite your head off, too... The irony, of course, being that a Hydra is a many-headed serpent from Greek mythology. This guitar, however, is headless.
  9. Mayones Duvell Elite 6 Guitar, Black Feather, Quilt Maple, TKO Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is proud to be an official Mayones dealer. If you haven't checked these guys out yet, you're in for a real treat! For this one, we went with a custom black feather gloss finish that beautifully accentuates the 4A quilt maple top. Offering some of the highest quality craftsmanship we've ever come across, M
  10. Mayones Duvell Elite 7 7-String Guitar, Red Horizon, Flame Maple Top, TKO Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is proud to be an official Mayones dealer. This beautiful Duvell Elite 7 is finished in a gorgeous black to red horizon fade and it sports their all-new TKO pickups designed by Bare Knuckle exclusively for Mayones. Offering some of the highest quality craftsmanship we've ever come across, Mayones is b
  11. Mayones Regius 7 26.5" Scale, 7-String Guitar, Black Red Horizon, Quilt Maple Top, Bare Knuckle TKO Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Mayones Regius 7 guitar in a stunning red fade finish and sporting their new TKO pickups. This one has an extended scale length of 26.5" to help keep all those lower strings nice and tight, even while drop-tuning. This guitar is clearly built for the shredder that likes
  12. Mayones Regius 7 Guitar, Custom Finish, Buckeye Burl Top, Bare Knuckle TKO Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Mayones Regius 7 guitar in a unique custom finish and sporting their new TKO pickups. The Regius line provides an excellent balance between classic design and modern tone. The neck feels absolutely amazing whether you're predominantly a 6-string slinger or have been play
  13. Mayones Regius 7 Guitar, Infinite Purple Gloss, Quilt Maple Top, Fishman Fluence Pickups

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Mayones Regius 7 guitar in a beautiful Purple Gloss finish over a heavily figured quilted maple top and loaded up with some killer Fishman Fluence pickups. The Regius line provides an excellent balance between classic design and modern tone. The neck feels absolutely ama
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