Joe Bonamassa’s Seymour Duncan “The Blonde Dot” Vintage ES-335 P.A.F. Humbucker Set

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Joe Bonamassa Seymour Duncan Blonde Dot Vintage ES-335 Humbuckers

Think what you will about Joe Bonamassa, but he ought to know a thing or two about P.A.F humbuckers (the classic and earliest iteration of the humbucker pickup, acronym coming from the “Patent Applied For” sticker found beneath them, invented by Seth Lover for Gibson back in 1955).

His new signature set of Seymour Duncan humbuckers are based on the pickups found on one of his vintage semi-hollow 1960 Gibson ES-335s in his collection dubbed “The Golden Dot”, a set of humbuckers which Joe found to be some of the most balanced P.A.F.s he had. He describes the 7.55k Alnico 2 equipped neck pickup as “stratty and clear” while the 8.11k Alnico 4 equipped bridge is “punchy and dark” and both pickups come with un-aged nickel covers with black pickup rings and the first 800 sets made will come in limited edition packaging as well as signed by Joe and Seymour Duncan.

Joe Bonamassa Seymour Duncan Blonde Dot Vintage ES-335 Humbuckers

Read more and buy them over at Seymour Duncan ($375/set)

Watch Joe Bonamassa’s “The Blonde Dot” humbucker set in action here:

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