35th Anniversary


Our First Annual Benefit Concert Raises Over $50,000!

On July 19th, 2011, 650 music fans packed Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero Theater for our first annual benefit concert, headlined by the Steve Miller Band. The event, which coincided with the our 35th anniversary, raised over $50,000 for Notes For Notes, a non-profit dedicated to providing kids with free access to musical instruments and instruction. “I feel it’s our role as a successful business to support […] Continue Reading

First Annual Seymour Duncan Benefit Concert

On July 19, 2011 the legendary Steve Miller Band is coming to Santa Barbara and playing a very special show in the intimate (650 seat) and historic Lobero Theater. Why? For two reasons. First, it’s the Seymour Duncan company’s 35th Anniversary and we wanted to give back to the community with a party that commemorates three and a half decades of helping guitarists find tone that […] Continue Reading

Santa Barbara Kids Go Nuts for P-Nut

Notes for Notes is Seymour Duncan’s favorite local non-profit. Founded here in Santa Barbara, it provides kids with a real working music studio to hang out in after school. There, the kids not only learn how to play instruments, but they learn the fundamentals of making records including using recording software, mixing, mastering, duplicating and even promotion. Having a safe place to make music and having […] Continue Reading

Premier Guitar Video Interview With Seymour W. Duncan: The Real Story Of The "TeleGib"

With the introduction of the Seymour Duncan 35 Limited Edition Guitar, Seymour W. Duncan is retiring his “baby,” the guitar affectionately known as the “TeleGib,” which has been his main instrument for nearly 40 years. While the Seymour Duncan 35 is based on Seymour’s faithful friend—with a number of improvements from Seymour Duncan resident luthier Frank Falbo and the master builders at Larrivée—there is of course […] Continue Reading

All About the Seymour Duncan 35 Limited Edition Guitar

What would be better: winning a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory or winning a builder’s proof of the Seymour Duncan 35 Limited Edition Guitar? To help you answer this question, Seymour Duncan’s Frank Falbo offers a grand tour of the masterfully crafted Seymour Duncan 35, from the Zehpyr Silver pickups to the 35,000-year-old mastodon ivory nut. Check out the video to find out more! […] Continue Reading

NAMM Day 4: Lita Ford, Ratt's Warren DeMartini, booth shenanigans with the SD staff, and more…

The last day of 2011 NAMM was as busy as ever, with lots of people stopping by to ask about the Liberator, learn about Zephyr Silver premium pickups, and get autographs with Lita Ford and Ratt guitarist Warren Demartini. Bill Kelliher of Mastodon checks out some Seymour Duncan stompboxes. Willie Basse and Swirl guitarist DT Jones with Seymour Duncan Custom Shop manager Maricela “MJ” Juarez. Don […] Continue Reading

NAMM Day 3: Artists Galore!

It was another exciting day here at the Seymour Duncan NAMM booth. We had a terrific turnout today with lots of musicians stopping by to hobnob with fans and get a close look at the Seymour Duncan 35 guitar. Guitar god Yngwie Malmsteen signing at the Seymour Duncan. George Lynch of Lynch Mob and Alex Skolnick of Testament ready to rock. Drowning Pool’s C.J. Pierce and […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Stories 1: Brandino, ESP's Mr. Shibuya, Lonestar, and more…

People often come up and tell us about how much Seymour Duncan means to them or  talk about their first significant pickup revelation. We often wish we had a camera rolling. So, to help kick off our 35th Anniversary year, we’re capturing videos of Seymour Duncan Stories, beginning at NAMM 2011. Here’s bassist Kevin “Brandino” Brandon, talking about his encounter with Seymour in 1975. For more […] Continue Reading