volume 25, number 286, July 7-14, 2011

Ride the Seymour Duncan Special: Celebrating 35 Years of Giving Sound to Electric Guitar Players (Josef Woodard)

On the Cover: Seymour Duncan makes some famous guitar pickups, and his home base is right in Goleta! His 1968 photo on the cover shows him (far right) with Jimi Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell (at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH). Josef Woodard gives us more of the story starting here.

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