Five Things You Might Not Know About Seymour Duncan Pickups

Phillip McKnight has made a number of informative videos about various guitars, including the Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster, Gibson’s Les Paul and SG models, and the Ibanez Steve Vai JEM, to name just a few.

In this video, he turns his attention to a pickup maker, namely Seymour Duncan.

Phillip offers up five facts about the company and its products that you may not know, including:

Why do playing cards fit so neatly in the plastic cases in which Seymour Duncan pickups are sold? Why doesn’t the company offer a “double cream” humbucker?

The answers to these questions and others can be found below.

For more of Phillip’s videos, visit his YouTube channel.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.