Seymour Duncan, Jimi Hendrix™ Signature Strat Set
NEWS Published on 07 December 2016
On a chilly evening in March of 1968, Jimi Hendrix asked a young Seymour W. Duncan to walk his guitar up onstage. That Strat was loaded with pickups Seymour had wound just for Jimi, and that unforgettable night would set in motion Seymour’s future - and his legacy almost five decades later. Now you can be a bit closer to Jimi’s world with our Hendrix™ Strat Set and Hendrix™ loaded pickguards.
Like Jimi’s music, the Hendrix Strat Set pickups have their roots in the traditional but with an eye on the future. Each is custom wound for a richer, melodic tone. The bridge model has an aggressive attack that cuts through while staying true to his iconic lead tone. The neck pickup sounds thick and full and is great for chord work, bluesy melodies, double-stops and Jimi’s signature hybrid chord/melody style. And in the in-between positions there’s plenty of that classic Strat ‘quack.’
To help you to get even closer to Jimi’s earth-shattering tone, each pickup is made with a reverse magnet stagger to capture the effect of playing a right-handed guitar upside-down and restrung for a lefty.
These are also available in a standard pickguard and voodoo route pickguard, for guitars with either a swimming pool or humbucker route. The pickguards are preloaded with the Hendrix pickup set and come in 3-ply white with 250K pots, a 5-way pickup selector switch and .047 caps.
Put a set in your Stratocaster and prepare to be Experienced.