Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa "Skinner Burst" Pickup Set USED

Seymour Duncan

"Many factors go into the sound of a real 1959 Sunburst Les Paul, but these pickups will get you the clarity and the growl of this guitar without the wallet-busting price tag of an original 1959. I was immediately impressed by the similarities – the balance between the front pickup and the lead pickup are nearly identical."

-Joe Bonamassa


This limited edition Joe Bonamassa Skinner Burst dual-humbucker set is the only available replica of the pickups in Joe’s cherished 1959 ‘Principal Skinner’ Gibson Les Paul Standard. Their rich, dynamic and nuanced voice will appeal to all tone connoisseurs who seek the passion and power of the original humbucker. Wound on the historic Leesona machine that created humbuckers for Gibson back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, the set features an Alnico 3 magnet in the neck pickup and an Alnico 3 in the bridge. Each antiqued nickel-silver cover is an exact match to the Principal Skinner guitar pickups, down to the indentations. Period-correct butyrate bobbins and maple spacers offer a vintage vibe to these pickups. Each of the 800 sets will be hand signed by Seymour W. Duncan and Joe Bonamassa.


DC Resistance: 8.2k, 8.7k

Application: Standard HB Route