In the early '70s, Seymour lived in London creating guitar pickups for Britain's top players. His masterpiece, though, was a guitar he built for Jeff Beck, affectionately known as the "TeleGib." Seymour matched a Fender Telecaster®—that's the "Tele®"—with hot-rodded Gibson-style humbuckers—that's the "Gib." The pickups themselves represented a new era of advanced guitar sound, pairing a high-output bridge pickup with highly resonant harmonics and a smooth, moderate output neck pickup.
This is the concept that would later serve as the basis of the JB Model™—the world's most popular humbucker— and its frequent match, the Jazz Model™. In honor of our 35th Anniversary, the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop is proud to offer the JB/Jazz Concept set. This pickup pair is precisely like the pickups in the original "TeleGib," with a long-legged bottom plate, single-conductor wire, and Alnico-V magnets in the neck pickup, and Alnico-II in the bridge. You can hear the TeleGib and these pickups in this video:
DC Resistance: 7.7k, 16.7k
Application: Standard HB route
We are passionate about quality so we ask for your patience while we craft your pickup. Depending on the nature of your order, it may take up to six weeks for delivery.