Friday, May 30, 2008

for tomanonymous, a Duncan Designed

please click on the photos, enlarge them, and enjoy



turns out the pup is a Suhr Guitars Classic-T [low peak]. Engraved in the chrome, barely visible in the photo, you'll see "Duncan Designed" in quite pretty lettering


According to the insert with the pup:
The Vintage 60's is a recreation of the early 60's single coil. The Alnico 5 magnet used is a special formulation identical to the magnet used during this era. For a consistent pickup we use a computerized winder capable of reproducing the scatter and random winding techniques of a hand wound pickup. The benfits are an uncanny sweetness and fatness which marked an era of great tone.


You can visit Suhr's website if'n you'd like . . . .


UPDATE:
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It occurs to me thAT "DUNCAN DESIGNED" AND "SUHR BOUTIQUE PICKUP" MAY BE . . . INCONGRUOUS. Perhaps a Duncan was shipped ina Suhr box, with a Suhr insert.

More research to follow.

5 comments:

TourqueYMada said...

I ignored the apostrophes and othe problems in the Suhr materials. 'Cause I'm forgiving, and I also err.

TourqueYMada said...

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tomanonymous said...

'Designed by Duncan' my fat white *ss - Leo Fender designed that thing in the '40s.

Suhr is an exteme high-end purveyor of pickups, parts, and custom made Fender-style guitars. D by D pickups are asian machine-made pickups used mostly on import guitars as a cheap alternative to 'real' Duncans. No way Suhr would let a DxD pickup within 100 yards of one of their creations.

Frank Sinatra said...

yah, I had concluded it was too good to be true. What I don't understand is why my seller left the Suhr insert in the pack. She hadn't been *selling* me a Suhr; she had described it as an SD [when in fact it's a "D by D," as you explain. So I was "misled," except the extra pup was never the point.

*sigh* -- what it really means is just that I . . . lack a boutique pickup. Poor me. And with all of my guitar-playing skills, that [ickup would have been crucial.

Although I know you, TA, had yer eye on it for one of your wall-hangings. . . .

Frank Sinatra said...

I'm pretty sure that the pup is a Duncan Designed Progressive TE-103neck pup.

What's weird is how often these show up in modded '51 Squiers, Squires -- even moving them down the the bridge, while putting a humbucker up on the neck . . . .