Joe Bonamassa called his ‘51 Fender Nocaster “the most dynamic instrument I have ever played in my life” – now Seymour Duncan has released a signature pickup set based on that guitar

Seymour Duncan The Bludgeon pickup set
(Image credit: Seymour Duncan)

Seymour Duncan has partnered with Joe Bonamassa to release yet another set of signature guitar pickups – but this time they’ve picked a pair of pups that can be found in arguably the most significant electric guitar in all of JoBo’s collection.

That guitar is a 1951 Fender Nocaster. Affectionately known as The Bludgeon, the ultra-rare single-cut came into Bonamassa’s life back in 2014, and clearly made a considerable impression on the blues rock titan: five years later, he called the instrument “the best guitar I own”.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.