June 1, 2016 (Santa Barbara, CA) – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, announces the release of the limited edition Joe Bonamassa Signature Skinner Burst humbucker set. This set is an exact replica of the pickups in his popular Principal Skinner Les Paul. These are wound on the historic Leesona machine that wound the original Skinner humbucker.
“When the idea came about to create a second set of Seymour Duncan pickups, Principal Skinner was the logical choice. It’s one of my favorite guitars, I play it every day,” said Joe Bonamassa. “It’s all about bringing alive the sound in your head, and the consistency Seymour Duncan is able to push out is amazing. I am impressed and I think people will love the accuracy of these pickups.”
Each antiqued nickel-silver cover is an exact replica of Principal Skinner guitar pickups, down to the indentations. Alnico 3 magnets, period-correct butyrate bobbins, and maple spacers offer a vintage vibe to these pickups. These sets will be handcrafted in Santa Barbara, CA. Each of the 800 numbered sets will be hand signed by Seymour W. Duncan and Joe Bonamassa.
“Joe is an amazing artist and an esteemed member of the Seymour Duncan family,” said Max Gutnik, SVP of Products and CRO. “We are very excited to work with him on a new set of pickups so close to his heart. We look forward to bringing the Principal Skinner signature sound to guitar players everywhere.”
The Joe Bonamassa Signature Skinner Burst humbucker set will be available June 7, 2016 through the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop website.
Seymour Duncan celebrates a rich history as the world’s leading pickup and pedal manufacturer. Since 1976, Seymour Duncan has helped the world’s artists develop their own unique, signature sounds. This is accomplished through a dedicated team of craftsman at their Santa Barbara, California office. For more information, please visit seymourduncan.com.