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A Custom Shop Creation

Here’s a little something MJ made in the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop this week. This matched set features an Alnico 5 Telecaster bridge pickup with a DC resistance of 7.2k, and an Alnico 5 DeArmond-style Dynasonic with a resistance of 11.1k. Both are finished in tortoiseshell tops, which you can get as an option on a wide variety of pickups from the Custom Shop.  Visit the […] Continue Reading

Introducing The Bonamassa Signature Skinner Burst Pickup Set

‘Principal Skinner’ is the name of one of Joe Bonamassa’s most prized guitars, a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, serial number # 9-1951. It’s had four owners in its lifetime, staying in the one family from 1959 to 2006 before finding its way into Joe’s hands in 2011. If you’ve heard it you’d know that it has a lot of magic in it. Continue Reading

Friends of Seymour Duncan: Hamer Guitars

Let me begin by saying that I have absolutely no qualms about admitting my love for all things rock and metal, including the various bands that rose from the streets of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip in the 197s and 1980s. Along with that love, comes my admiration for some of the most beautiful and well-built instruments ever made in the United States: Hamer Guitars. Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year again. The annual Black Friday stampedes, er, “sales” have officially kicked off the holiday shopping season. Last year it seemed as though some people in my household may have read my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, because Santa was very kind. And I did not receive any hot pink acoustic guitar-shaped earrings. Win-win situation I’d say. Continue Reading

Steve Hunter: Gretsch Guitars & The Blues

If you don't know the name Steve Hunter (you probably do) you certainly have heard his music. Known by many as "The Deacon" he's played on several Alice Cooper albums and also for Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel (he's on "Solsbury Hill"), David Lee Roth and Aerosmith, among many, many others. Continue Reading

Steve Hunter: Gretsch Guitars & The Blues

If you don't know the name Steve Hunter (you probably do) you certainly have heard his music. Known by many as "The Deacon" he's played on several Alice Cooper albums and also for Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel (he's on "Solsbury Hill"), David Lee Roth and Aerosmith, among many, many others. Continue Reading