Seymour W. Duncan


4th Annual Seymour Duncan Notes For Notes Benefit Concert

Can you imagine being a kid again and having a place you could go to get free lessons, to play any instrument for free and record your own music with the help of professionals? When we first heard about the charity Notes for Notes, we got pretty excited. They provide some seriously awesome opportunities for kids. A place where kids can come after school and find their […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Musician Scholarships

Part of what we believe in is supporting musicians and those who have a deep desire to learn and constantly develop as a musician. That’s why we have teamed up to offer several scholarships at Musicians Institute. If you think spending each and every day in Hollywood at a college full of musicians and studying things like music theory, sweep picking, harmony and a whole bunch […] Continue Reading

Working At Seymour Duncan

Many people often ask how what it’s like to work at Seymour Duncan. The first major perk is that unlike some companies that are located where the labor is cheapest, Seymour Duncan is located right where it started in Santa Barbara, California – commonly referred to as the American Riveria. It’s about a 20-minute walk to the Pacific Ocean and the factory is quietly tucked into […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan 3rd Annual Notes For Notes Benefit

Being a company founded with the heart of musicians, we’ve always tried to give back whenever we could to support important causes. And one such cause near and dear to us is supporting kids’ music education. Three years ago we were approached by a local group called Notes For Notes that was doing some amazing stuff; building studios where kids could come and record, and providing […] Continue Reading

Framus Mayfield Giveaway

Whether you have been naughty or nice you have equal chances of winning this Mayfield Legacy. We’ve teamed up with Framus to give you a chance to put this Vintage Sunburst under the tree and make some great music. The Legacy is a semi hollowbody with laminated Mahogany top and back, solid Mahogany sides, a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard, and 22 frets featuring IFT (Invisible […] Continue Reading

My New Cherry Red Tele-Gib

Hey friends. Been working on a new project guitar based on the Tele-Gib I built for Jeff Beck back in 1974. At the time I was working at the Fender Soundhouse in London, and Jeff Beck was over at the CBS studios recording his second album. The “Tele-Gib” was a hybrid guitar that started out as a butchered ’59 Fender Telecaster, and once completed was used […] Continue Reading

Knaggs Guitar Giveaway

Seymour Duncan has teamed up with Knaggs Guitars, Maryland’s Boutique Guitar maker, to give away a special Knaggs Chesapeake Series ‘Severn Tier 1′ Trem in Aged Scotch. This instrument is one of Knaggs’ finest guitars, featuring a double-cutaway beveled Alder body with Sapele top and a Maple cap. The figured Rock Maple set neck comes with a Cocobolo fingerboard at an 8.5” radius, 25.5” scale, and an fingerboard inlays consisting of Abalone […] Continue Reading

History of Seymour Duncan Products

For 37 years Seymour Duncan has been developing products to help musicians find their voice and get the most out of their instrument. We thought it would be fun to look back at when some of our more notable products came out. Continue Reading

Capturing The Magic of Vintage Guitar Pickups

There’s something about having a guitar with the right pickup that will make you feel like the “cream” of the chops! The above photo is one of my Antiquity “aged” humbucking pickups. It’s cosmetically aged to look 50 years old. The main reason I designed this pickup to look old is for guitarist over the years that replaced their original pickups with newer or hotter models. […] Continue Reading

Like Father, Like Son – Derek Duncan To Take Over Custom Shop

Like many engineers and machinists, Derek Duncan grew up with an intense curiosity for the mechanics of how things work… except Derek didn’t come from your average parents, but from the founders and owners of Seymour Duncan; Cathy Carter Duncan – the woman who has provided the vision to guide the business through 37 years – and Seymour Duncan, the man who has spent his life experimenting and […] Continue Reading