Seymour Duncan teams with Joe Bonamassa for the “Bonnie” Stratocaster pickup set

It’s based on “the best damn Strat” Bonamassa’s ever played.

Seymour Duncan Joe Bonamassa Bonnie Strat Pickup Set

Image: Seymour Duncan

NAMM 2021: Seymour Duncan has teamed with modern blues hero Joe Bonamassa for the Signature “Bonnie” Strat single-coil pickup set.

The pickups recreate the ones found in a particular ‘55 Fender Stratocaster from Bonamassa’s collection – what he calls “the best damn Strat” he’s ever played.

They’re available in a set of three single-coils (limited to 550 sets) or in a loaded pickguard (limited to 100 sets).

According to Seymour Duncan, attention to detail was the name of the game with the “Bonnie” pickup set. They feature “era-accurate” cloth pushback lead wires, black Forbon flatwork, Alnico IV rod magnets and a uniform 5.96k rating. Even the plastic covers were modelled after the aged vintage look of the original.

As for the pickguard edition, it features a few personal touches by Bonamassa himself, including custom .1uF “Phone Book” capacitors, a five-way pickup selector with modern switch tip, mini skirt control knobs and a trio of 250k CTS potentiometers.

Watch Bonamassa demo the “Bonnie” Strat pickups below:

The “Bonnie” Strat pickup set has a price tag of $355, while the pickguard edition will go for $550.

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