Custom Guitars

The new Budagov Guitars are equipped with the Seymour Duncan pickups and are produced according to the system used by Fender and Gibson during the 50′s and 60′s
Shmulik Budagov:
“In 2009 came into my store a guitarist from Nashville, Tennessee by the name of Sage Benado. He’s been a friend and a personal assistant to Seymour Duncan- the guitar pickups master who’s been making pickups for some of the greatest guitarists among them you can find Jimmy Hendrix and Mark Knopfler as well as the who’s who of the music world. Well, after a few minutes of playing my Strat and Les Paul style guitars Sage decided to call Seymour and suggest for him to create special fitted pickups for my guitars. Seymour agreed but asked for some adjustments to be made to the guitars which I immediately agreed to make.”

Seymour Duncan explains:

“Technically speaking, pickups are a type of transducer, a generic word for any device that converts one type of energy to another. Electric guitar and bass pickups translate a string’s vibration (what you play) into an electrical signal that you can pump through an amp or mixer… Pickups are the heart of your guitar. The right pickups can bring a dead-sounding guitar to life. They can turn a good instrument into a great one.. Pickups, in short, are one of the key ingredients of your tone. There are many other factors, of course: the materials and workmanship of your instrument, your strings, your amp, your cables, and your playing style. But finding the right pickup is one of the fastest, most cost-effective, and exciting ways to upgrade the sound of your guitar or bass.Most important, they let you customize your instrument, creating a sound that’s perfectly and uniquely “you.”

Seymour Duncan utilizes the same system used by Fender in the good old 50′s and 60′s and it is done in three stages:

The first stage starts with the type of wood and its weight.
The second stage is the about the metal parts- all metal parts and their weight affect the sound.
third stage is the electronics and pickups stage.



The first stage has a critical influence on the pickup due to the wood mass, which determines its energy/volume, and coil type, wire gauge, the number of winding, magnet strength  they are interdependent and the matching is what creates the sound

For the second stage we chose Grover Machine head and a Wilkinson bridge. 

For the third stage specific electronics were chosen that are reliable, match the pickups and have a close connection to the sound. The guitars that are produces by these stages are:

Stratocaster
Telecaster
Les-Paul

The guitars go through Strict quality control and we install the electronics our self in order to ensure that it is done up to Seymour Duncan’s  standards. these instruments sound a feel great and receive rave reviews all over the world.