An arcane mathematical sequence inspired the design.

Ireland (December 8, 2013) -- Journeyman Irish pickup winder Declan Larkin recently released a series of three electric guitar pickups that offer three different varieties of vintage PAF humbuckers from the 1950s. Their mathematical pedigree, however, predates Columbus’ celebrated discovery of America by more than 200 years.

The tones of the Deacci Pure Vintage sets of pickups—the LP59-Zero, LP59-One, and LP59-Two—originate from an idea suggested to Larkin after winding pickups for many years and coming up frustrated too many times. “The thing that used to annoy me about hand-winding was that every so often, you would get a great pickup and have no idea how it happened,” he says. “It was impossible to reliably repeat.”

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Guitar store staff have better things to do than clean your instrument, so a well-loved but unsoiled 6-string like this is going to command a higher trade-in value than one that comes in covered in years of residue.

Believe it or not, you can boost the value of your instrument by making everyone's life a little easier … and cleaner!

There's an overwhelming amount of activity in the guitar market these days, and the sheer amount of demand has left some manufacturers struggling to keep up. But rather than wait around for stores to re-stock, more and more customers are shopping for used and vintage guitars. You might wonder, where do all those used guitars come from?

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How jangle, glam, punk, shoegaze, and more blended to create a worldwide phenomenon. Just don’t forget your tambourine.



  • Learn genre-defining elements of Britpop guitar.
  • Use the various elements to create your own Britpop songs.
  • Discover how “borrowing” from the best can enrich your own playing.
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When considering the many bands that fall under the term “Britpop”–Oasis, Blur, Suede, Elastica, Radiohead’s early work, and more–it’s clear that the genre is more an attitude than a specific musical style. Still, there are a few guitar techniques and approaches that abound in the genre, many of which have been “borrowed” (the British music press’ friendly way of saying “appropriated”) from earlier British bands of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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