Seymour Duncan announces Joe Bonamassa “Bonnie” Strat Pickup Set and Loaded Pickguard

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NAMM 2021 isn't taking place in the physical realm this year, but you'll find all the hottest January gear launches in our guide to the biggest guitar, amp and pedal releases of 2021 so far.

Seymour Duncan has partnered with blues wizard Joe Bonamassa for a Signature Joe Bonamassa "Bonnie" Pickup Set and Loaded Pickguard.

Born from one of JoBo's favorite electric guitars – his '55 Hardtail “Bonnie” Stratocaster – the new pickup set features era-accurate cloth, pushback lead wires, black Forbon flatwork, vintage-aged plastic covers, alnico IV rod magnets and a uniform 5.96K rating.

Bonamassa's famous “Bonnie” Strat is so-called because it sports singer Bonnie Bramlett's hand-carved signature on the back of its body.

The Loaded Pickguard faithfully recreates the design on JoBo's “Bonnie” Strat, too, with a custom-made “Phone Book” .1uF/150V capacitor, 5-way selector switch, modern switch tip and mini skirt control knobs and a trio of 250K high-quality CTS potentiometers.

Handmade in Seymour Duncan's Custom Shop in Santa Barbara, California, the Signature Joe Bonamassa "Bonnie" pickups will be available in a limited run of only 550 sets, while only 100 loaded pickguards will be available.

For more information, head over to Seymour Duncan (opens in new tab).

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).