Seymour Duncan Joe Bonamassa's 'The Bludgeon' Pickups

Seymour Duncan introduce the Joe Bonamassa 'The Bludgeon' 1951 Nocaster Set

Anyone who knows Joe Bonamassa knows that his guitar collection contains some of the most sought after and incredible sounding instruments ever produced. So when he says that one instrument is “the best guitar he’s ever owned”, it must be a truly special piece. "The Bludgeon" is Joe’s 1951 Fender Nocaster®, and it came into his life in 2014. He has played it in almost every show he has performed since.

When the Fender Custom Shop recreated "The Bludgeon" for a limited run in 2021, Seymour Duncan was honoured to replicate the pickups to Joe’s high standards. The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop team duplicated the warm sounding PAF neck humbucker with a rough cast Alnico 2 magnet. The original tele bridge pickup was incredibly worn, and also featured Alnico 2 magnets. Next, the team captured the bright response and hot output that makes the bridge pickup so special to Joe - especially when working in tandem with the neck humbucker. Now, at long last, this extraordinary set of pickups is available to all through the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop.

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