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Thread #116640 Message #2520073
Posted By: Jeremiah McCaw
19-Dec-08 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
Subject: RE: Acoustic Guitar Pickup
I recently sent an inquiry on behalf of a friend to Steve at Jammit Music (worth exploring this site, BTW) in Brantford, Ontario. My friend was looking for a budget pickup for his Simon & Patrick 12-string. Here's the reply in case it's relevant to the current situation:
I've got a decent Schatten Duallie pickup starting at about $60. Installation alone for a 12-string, 'cause they always need work, will run you around $50 plus strings. It's all about correct internal placement with pickups, especially economy models. Other mid-level products, Martin, EPM, Schatten, L.R.Baggs, that have a good balance of sound and price run from $149.95 to $189.95 installed, though it might be an extra $5 or $10 for the 12-string material costs.