NAMM 2023: Josh Smith and Seymour Duncan release the Flat V pickup set – an unorthodox blend of Tele-style single coils

Seymour Duncan Josh Smith Flat V1 pickup set
(Image credit: Seymour Duncan)

NAMM 2023: Josh Smith, one of his generation’s standout blues guitar players, has partnered with Seymour Duncan to release the Flat V electric guitar pickup set.

The pair of T-style single-coils first made their debut back in 2021 when Smith announced he had partnered with Ibanez for a new signature guitar, the aptly named FLATV1, which came factory loaded with a pickup set that facilitated his dynamic and expressive sound.

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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.