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When assembling pickups, Teuffel first inserts the alnico magnets in a magnetic vice.
He then glues on the bobbin’s bottom plate.
And then removes the assembly from the vise, flips it over, and glues on the top plate.
More glue is then added to reinforce the structure.
The magnets are then insulated with a thin layer of tape.
Pickups being wound onto a bobbin.
Potted Niwa pickups setting in a vacuum chamber.
Teuffel soldering a Niwa humbucker.
Niwa pickups being assembled in their wood covers prior to final shaping.
Niwa pickups (with a subtle leaf motif) after installation.