THE COMPANY WE KEEP
Seymour Duncan pickups are in the instruments of the greatest artists of all time, providing the tones that created the soundtrack to our lives. Check out some of the members of our extended family below.
Lari Basilio was born into a musical household in São Paulo, Brazil. Her father loves to sing, to play the acoustic guitar and also to write songs. One of her father’s songs had some intricate and very emotional guitar phrasing in it and it touched Lari in a deep way. From that point on, Lari wanted to learn all she could about playing guitar. After her father taught her a few chords on an acoustic guitar, Lari borrowed her youngest brother’s guitar. Her very first guitar of her own was a Stratocaster copy she bought with money she made from a part-time job.
Seymour W. Duncan - The legend, Seymour W. Duncan has been winding pickups since the ‘60s and has created pickups for artists from Jimi Hendrix to Slash and everyone in between. Over the decades he has studied and kept detailed notes on thousands of pickups, and even spent time as a fly on the wall in Kalamazoo learning about all the materials and processes used to produce the vintage Gibson PAF’s. He was personally mentored by Seth Lover (the inventor of the humbucker) and Les Paul and has amassed a pickup information library that encompasses thousands of pages.