Seymour Duncan

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The Seymour Duncan Brad Paisley Signature La Brea Telecaster set are the signature pickups of country superstar Brad Paisley. In 2017, after a long search for the perfect guitar, Paisley acquired an original 1968 Telecaster. The guitar played beautifully but had unfortunately been refinished in a black acrylic paint. So, he brought the guitar to veteran luthier and paisley paper expert, Bill Crook, to have the black paint stripped away to have a classic ’68 paisley pattern applied instead. After removing some of the thick black paint, Bill stumbled on a surprised that would shock them both: Fender’s original pink paisley finish from 1968. Paisley dubbed the guitar La Brea, because the black paint hiding the perfectly intact, all-original pink paisley paper reminded him of the tar pits in Southern California.

At this point, he loved almost everything about La Brea, but there was still something that wasn’t quite right—the pickups. Naturally, Paisley called his buddy Seymour W. Duncan, and together they created the perfect, vintage accurate matched pickups. This Brad Paisley La Brea bridge pickup features Alnico IV rod magnets, vintage-correct cloth push-back wire, vintage output of 7.44k and classic grey forbon flatwork, giving you the wonderful open quality that you expect from a vintage pickup, but with the focused midrange that only an Alnico IV magnet can provide.