Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan make some of the best pickups in the world and Seymour Duncan is renowned as one of the master pickup builders. We stock their entire range of pickups as well as the guitar pedals that they build here at Andertons Music Co.

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Seymour Duncan

Brief History

Seymour Duncan is an American Company known for their bass and guitar pickups as well as their effects pedals. They’re led by Seymour Duncan himself and the company are a true powerhouse in the guitar industry.

Founded in 1976, it didn’t take long until these were found in Kramer guitars along with the Floyd Rose trem system. It started there and quickly these pickups were found on instruments by Fender, Gibson, Yamaha, CHarvel, ESP, Ibanez, Jackson, Schecter and many many more.

It’s worth noting that Seymour Duncan began his career by designing and building pickups for players such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix.

The Seymour Duncan Range

The Seymour Duncan range is vast and they have pickups for all styles of music and for all types of guitar. Whether that be simple Telecaster or Stratocaster single coils or a humbucker set. Their pickups are also available in sets or as individual pickups and are sure to breathe new life into your guitar.

Famous pickups include the 59 bridge humbucker or JB neck pickup. This is considered the holy grail of blues rock tones. You could also look at signature pickups like the Alpha Omega set by Mark Holcomb of Periphery or something a bit more tame like the Seymour Duncan Cool Rails. Or if you want a humbucker in a single coil sized format you could go for the Hot Rails.

Either the way, the range has something for everybody so make sure you contact us if you have any questions or want help choosing the right pickup for you.

The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop

The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop offer pickups in pretty much any format you can think of and are all wired by hand by the best of the best at the Seymour Duncan factory. You can custom order vintage PAFs or even modern growling heavy metal humbuckers in bright pink. Whatever you can think of, they can do it.

The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop are notorious for building incredible sounding pickups that’ll transform a good guitar into a great guitar. It all starts with the wood and fingers but you need a good pickup to transfer that energy into sound and what better place to start than with a Seymour Duncan.

Seymour Duncan FAQs

What is Seymour Duncan?

Named after its founder, Seymour Duncan is an electric guitar and bass pickup company founded in 1976. Seymour Duncan is one of the biggest names in the industry trusted by professionals and hobbyists alike.

Are Seymour Duncan pickups good?

Seymour Duncan make excellent pickups. Their sound quality has made them one of the biggest names in the industry, and the preferred choice of pickup amongst many professionals and hobbyists.

How much are Seymour Duncan pickups?

Seymour Duncan pickups come in at a range of prices. Individual pickups are in the £75 to £200 range, while pickup sets are in the £125 to £400 with some exceptions.

Who uses Seymour Duncan pickups?

A huge number of artists from a variety of genres use Seymour Duncan pickups, including Slash (Guns 'n' Roses), Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Peter Frampton, Robben Ford, Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Brad Paisley, John Oates (Hall and Oates), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Paul Stanley (KISS), and more.