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Joe Bonamassa and Seymour Duncan Unveil the "Bonnie" Pickups

They feature era-accurate cloth, pushback lead wires,  Alnico IV rod magnet, and a uniform 5.96K rating.

Santa Barbara, CA (January 14, 2021) -- Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, collaborates with Joe Bonamassa on a new limited-run signature Bonnie Strat Pickup Set and a limited-run Bonnie Strat Loaded Pickguard. Available exclusively from the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop.

Signature Bonnie Strat Pickup Set
Introducing the limited-run Joe Bonamassa Signature Bonnie Strat Pickup Set. Detailed re-creations of the pickups found in Joe’s “best Strat”.


Joe Bonamassa’s ear for tone is legendary. So, when he says that Bonnie, his 1955, hardtail Fender Stratocaster, is his “best Strat”, we trust him. And when he wanted to offer the guitar’s magical-sounding pickups to the public, we went to work re-creating them with pin-point accuracy and attention to detail.  


As with all of our vintage-style pickups, we craft the Bonnie Strat single-coil set with attention to every sonic and physical detail. They feature era-accurate, cloth, pushback lead wires; black  Forbo n flatwork; Alnico IV rod magnets; and a uniform 5.96K rating. They even boast vintage-correct, perfectly aged plastic covers that replicate Joe’s originals.


Joe Bonamassa is an authority in all things guitar tone. And the limited-run Joe Bonamassa Signature Bonnie Strat Pickup Set is the heart and soul of one of his favorite guitars. So, whether you’re after Joe’s sound or want the “best Strat” sound for your own, these are the pickups for you. But act fast. Only 550 sets are available. And you don’t want to miss out. 

Signature Bonnie Strat Loaded Pickguard
Along with the Signature Bonnie Strat Pickup Set we are introducing the limited-run Joe Bonamassa Signature Bonnie Strat Loaded Pickguard. 

Powering this loaded pickguard is a trio of vintage-accurate, single-coil Strat pickups. We build each complete with era-correct, cloth, pushback lead wires; black Forbon flatwork; Alnico IV rod magnets; and a 5.96K rating. 

You’ll also find several unique touches that continue our “accurate recreation” ethos of Joe’s favorite Strat. From the custom-made Chicklet "Phone Book" .1uF/150V capacitor and Joe’s preferred 5-way selector switch to Bonnie’s modern switch tip and mini skirt control knobs, it’s all just as he likes it. And the pickguard is rounded out with a trio of 250K high-quality CTS potentiometers.

The Joe Bonamassa Signature Bonnie Strat Loaded Pickguard is the easiest and most complete way to nail the “best” of Joe’s signature tones. But only 100 are being made, and demand is high. So, act fast and don’t miss out on this legendary tone.  

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