The Birth of the Black Winter

Seymour Duncan offers many different pickups for many different kinds of players, and a lot of the time those pickups are built with a particular tonal mission in mind: a pickup for blues, for hard rock, for jazz. But perhaps the most specific ‘genre’ pickup in the Seymour Duncan catalog is the Black Winter. This…

Own Your Tone: The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop

Seymour Duncan isn’t just about the hundreds of pickups you see in the shops and read about in the comparison charts.  If after all that research, you can’t find what you seek, it’s time for a call to the Custom Shop. The Custom Shop, now headed by Seymour’s son, Derek Duncan, is where you find your…

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…

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