Derek Duncan To Take Over Seymour Duncan Custom Shop
Derek Duncan, son of Seymour Duncan steps up at the international headquarters in Santa Barbara, California to take the reigns of the Custom Shop.
Duncan will be working directly with customers and performing artists, as well as assisting in the research and development of new products for the company. A fixture at the factory since he was in grade school, Derek has been winding pickups since before he could legally drive—or work for that matter.
For nearly a decade, Derek has been a key player in the family business, working with and learning the entire process of designing and crafting pickups. He started his career working on the production floor and Quality Control, then in the Engineering Department before moving into his previous role as builder and machinist for the Custom Shop. Duncan is the skilled artisan behind many of the newer 7 and 8 string models, as well as historical recreations such as the Alnico Staple P90 and the Charlie Christian pickup.