Seymour Duncan Company


Seymour Duncan Honors Two Long-Time Employees

Product expertise and commitment to quality go deep at Seymour Duncan, in part because we have so many employees with extensive experience, skill, and dedication. This month we’re paying tribute to the long tenure of two very skilled staffers: Leticia Bautista, who celebrates 25 years of service, and Jose Cuevas, who celebrates 30 years. (Seymour Duncan co-founders Seymour W. Duncan and Cathy Carter Duncan and their […] Continue Reading

Happy Holidays from Seymour Duncan!

It was the night before Xmas, two days from the gig. My new band had told me “Your tone we don’t dig!” My old Strat hummed like a tree full of bees. My once sparkling Tele now sounded like cheese! The gutted Les Paul was borderline junk. My SG wasn’t worthy, even for punk… “Maybe it’s time to give them a smash, Run them all over […] Continue Reading

Guitarist Magazine Names Pickup Booster and Deja Vu Tap Delay Among the 101 Best Stomp Boxes Of All Time Ever

Our friends across the pond found out in late November, but we were busy worrying about  the naughty-or-nice list when we found out about a different list entirely. Guitarist, the UK’s top guitar magazine, featured a December cover story on The 101 Best Stomp Boxes of All Time Ever. The Seymour Duncan Deja Vu Tap Delay and Pickup Booster ranked No. 61 and 67 respectively. To […] Continue Reading

NAMM Artist Signings Kick Off Seymour Duncan 35th Anniversary

It’s been more than 40 years since Seymour W. Duncan began crafting extraordinary sounds for many of the world’s top players—but this year marks the 35th anniversary of Seymour Duncan, the company he and Cathy Carter Duncan founded in 1976. That’s when Seymour began offering guitar products and custom pickup services to the larger world of musicians, transforming the way all kinds of players think about […] 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

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

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

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 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

The Sound Guitar Magazine Features Seymour

Who’s that gorgeous cover model? Why it’s Seymour W. Duncan himself on the cover of Volume 4 of online guitar journal The Sound Guitar Magazine. “I was proud to be on the cover along with Johnny Hiland, Phil Collen, and Rusty Burns,” says Seymour, who’s as much player as pickup genius. During the NAMM Show, The Sound’s Jason Macedo came by the Seymour Duncan booth and […] Continue Reading