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Seymour Duncan Unveils New Brad Paisley Secret Agent Pickup

Brad Paisley
(Image credit: Seymour Duncan)

Seymour Duncan has teamed up with Brad Paisley to create the new Custom Shop “Secret Agent” Esquire neck pickup.

The Secret Agent is a "stealthy" pickup that's recessed and designed to be hidden under the pickguard of a Fender Esquire to provide the tonal options of a traditional Tele.

Because it's recessed though, it gives less magnetic pull to the guitar’s strings, thereby maintaining both the Esquire's trademark bridge pickup sustain and classic looks.

According to Seymour Duncan, the end result is a pickup that offers (opens in new tab) a “full, warm, almost jazzy neck-pickup tone, complementing the Esquire bridge pickup’s bark and snarl.”

Seymour Duncan Brad Paisley Secret Agent pickup

(Image credit: Seymour Duncan)

The Seymour Duncan Brad Paisley Signature “Secret Agent” Esquire neck pickup features a medium-output ceramic bar magnet, and is handmade in the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop. It's available now for $130.

For more info on the pickup, stop on by seymourduncan.com (opens in new tab).

Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.