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Seymour Duncan Brad Paisley Signature La Brea pickup set now available

Fender’s original pink paisley finish from 1968!

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In 2017, after a long search for the perfect guitar, Brad Paisley acquired an original 1968 Telecaster. The guitar played beautifully but had, unfortunately, been refinished in a black acrylic paint. So, Brad brought the guitar to veteran luthier and paisley paper expert, Bill Crook, to have the black paint stripped away and a classic ’68 paisley pattern applied instead. After removing some of the thick black paint, Bill stumbled on a surprise that would shock them both–Fender’s original pink paisley finish from 1968! Brad dubbed the guitar 'La Brea', because the black paint hiding the perfectly intact, all-original pink paisley paper reminded him of the tar pits in Southern California.

At this point, Brad loved almost everything about La Brea, but there was still something that wasn’t quite right – the pickups. Naturally, Brad called his buddy Seymour W. Duncan, and together they created the perfect, vintage accurate matched pickups – the Brad Paisley Signature La Brea Telecaster Set.

The Brad Paisley Signature La Brea Telecaster Set, is hand built in Santa Barbara, CA.

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During the spring of 2019, Brad Paisley traveled to a remote beach located just north of Santa Barbara, CA to meet up with Seymour W. Duncan at the Seymour Duncan Tiny House to talk about his beloved 1968 pink paisley-paper "La Brea" Telecaster and the making of his brand new Signature La Brea Telecaster pickup set.

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By Our Press Release Coordinator Tuesday January 28, 2020
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