The Seymour Duncan 35–the limited edition guitar inspired by Seymour’s “TeleGib” and the company’s 35th Anniversary–comes with two sets of very special pickups: The recreation of the original “TeleGib” pickups, known as the Custom Shop JB/Jazz Concept Set, and a modern exotic set of Seymour Duncan Zephyr™ Silver premium pickups.
Seymour Duncan’s new Custom Shop JB & Jazz “Concept” Humbuckers are installed in the guitar. The “Concept” pickups are reproductions of the prototype pickups Seymour wound for Jeff Beck’s guitar, well before there was a Seymour Duncan Company. These pickups later became the basis for further development of the Seymour Duncan JB & Jazz production models, after the formation of the company.
In the early ’70s, Seymour lived in London creating guitar pickups for Britain’s top players. His masterpiece, though, was a guitar he built for Jeff Beck, affectionately known as the “TeleGib.” Seymour matched a Fender Telecaster®—that’s the “Tele®”—with hot-rodded Gibson-style humbuckers—that’s the “Gib.” The pickups themselves represented a new era of advanced guitar sound, pairing a high-output bridge pickup with highly resonant harmonics and a smooth, moderate output neck pickup.
This is the concept that would later serve as the basis of the JB Model™—the world’s most popular humbucker— and its frequent match, the Jazz Model™. In honor of our 35th Anniversary, the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop is proud to offer the JB/Jazz Concept set. This pickup pair is precisely like the pickups in the original “TeleGib,” with a long-legged bottom plate, single-conductor wire, and Alnico-2 magnets in the neck pickup, and Alnico-5 in the bridge.
Additionally, a set of Seymour Duncan Zephyr™ Silver premium pickups will be supplied in the case. The guitar is equipped with Seymour Duncan’s Liberator™ Quick Pickup Change System for easy swapping of both sets of pickups. Whether with vintage-style pickups or new tone-drenched silver, players will find the sound of the Seymour Duncan 35 to be extraordinary. The Zephyr Silver pickups combine silver wire, bi-metallic pole pieces, nylon glass fiberfill bobbins and cryogenic treatment for a wide-open, tone-dense, explosively dynamic sound and super-responsive feel. The installed Liberator volume potentiometer is 250kΩ. A spare control plate with a 500kΩ Liberator volume potentiometer is included in the supplied tweed case.
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