Maná Breaks Staples Center Record

On April 25th, Seymour Duncan Custom Shop manager Maricela Juarez (MJ) and art director Andreina Diaz attended a historical concert by the legendary Maná at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Maná is the most influential band out Latin America since the late 80s  – the equivalent of U2 or The Stones for Spanish speaking countries. They set a new record at the Staples Center with eleven consecutive sold-out shows, […] Continue Reading

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

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

Seymour Duncan in Germany for Musik Messe 2011

Seymour Duncan will be at Europe’s largest musical instrument trade show, Musik Messe.  Similar to the winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, Musik Messe in Frankfurt Germany is where the world’s manufacturers announce and show their new products. Cavalera Conspiracy bassist Johny Chow will be on hand all day, helping out with product demonstrations. 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

NAMM DAY 2 – Slipknot’s Mick Thomson, Bootsy Collins, Seymour W. Duncan, Bachman & Turner’s Randy Bachman, El Tri’s Alex Lora, and more!

NAMM DAY 2 – We had an exciting day of appearances, autographs, jam sessions, product demos, and more!  Check out our photos with appearances from: Seymour W. Duncan, Mick Thomson, Tim Mahoney, Bootsy Collins, Randy Buchman, Steve Bailey, Alex Lora, Cesar Lopez, and Luis Miguel. Slipknot’s Mick Thomson with Seymour: Two monstrous giants of tone! Our Latin artist panel: Fidel Arreygue, Alex Lora (El Tri), Cesar […] Continue Reading

NAMM: The Seymour Duncan Booth DAY 1

Our NAMM booth this year was built to commemorate Seymour Duncan’s 35th Anniversary!  We brought back the feel of the classic era of Rock n’ Roll to NAMM.  The booth includes old photos of Seymour W. Duncan with classic artists like: Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Yngwie Malmsteen and a photo of Seymour and Cathy in 1976.  If you are here at NAMM, come visit us […] Continue Reading