Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Neck Model Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup


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Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Neck Model

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The SH-2N first appeared on our recommended list for Budget Guitar Pickups in 1 edition from November 2020 until November 2021.

Then in October 2022 it had high enough ratings to go back on the list where it is today.

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The Seymour Duncan Jazz was designed to provide a clearer neck pickup tone by rolling off some low mids of a PAF-style pickup.

While the name implies it's used as a jazz pickup, rock and metal players have found that the fluid nature of the pickup lends itself greatly to high gain solo work. Sweep picking and legato runs sound smooth.

The clarity of the neck also works well with cleanly picked arpeggios and ambient delay and reverb soundscapes.


  • Position: Neck
  • Magnet Material: Alnico 5
  • Available Colors/Covers: Black, Zebra, Nickel, Optional custom colors (special order)