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  • sound hole pickup for 3/4 size guitar?

    I have an inexpensive 3/4 size acoustic guitar and would like to install a sound hole pickup in it. I ordered a Seymour Duncan unit, and there is no way it's going to fit in that sound hole. Returned it and don't want to make the same mistake again. I want to be able to play it through an acoustic amp I have.The sound hole is about 3 5/16" in diameter.

    Thanks, Jon
    <div class="signaturecontainer">Jon in Puyallup, Wa USA</div>

  • #2
    I had the same problem. I enlarged the sound hole though. Works now. Sounds good too.

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    • #3
      I don't think I'd trust myself to enlarge the sound hole in the guitar. By the time I got done, I might just have a pile of fire wood.
      <div class="signaturecontainer">Jon in Puyallup, Wa USA</div>

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      • #4
        I had a similar problem with a Woody that I had. I ended up grinding down the pick-up until it fit.

        Mel
        <div class="signaturecontainer">AKA &quot;SuperChunk&quot;</div>

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        • #5
          Get a Lawrence, preferably a FT-145 (great sounding mag!)...these'll fit in pretty much ANY sized soundhole, from 3" on up to 4.5" and larger.


          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bill-Lawrence-FT145-Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup-/250904865702?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item3a6b18 6ba6
          God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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          • #6
            Thanks for the tip on the Lawrence FT145. If that's a full sized sound hole in the photo, it looks like it should fit a smaller one. Mine is about 3 5/16". I thought of grinding or cutting down the Woody pickup, but then I mentioned that to the guy at Musicians Friend, and he said that might not be best as the pickup was designed for a certain string spacing. I don't want to drop too much money on this rig, as it's only a $90 guitar. I wanted one I could use trrough my acoustic amp should I get up the guts to play in front of people again.

            jon
            <div class="signaturecontainer">Jon in Puyallup, Wa USA</div>

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            • #7
              Thanks for the tip on the Lawrence FT145. If that's a full sized sound hole in the photo, it looks like it should fit a smaller one. Mine is about 3 5/16". I thought of grinding or cutting down the Woody pickup, but then I mentioned that to the guy at Musicians Friend, and he said that might not be best as the pickup was designed for a certain string spacing. I don't want to drop too much money on this rig, as it's only a $90 guitar. I wanted one I could use trrough my acoustic amp should I get up the guts to play in front of people again.

              jon


              Think you'll like the FT-145...I used them in Guild jumbos, a couple Gibsons and a Gianninni Craviola, which has a oddly-shaped sound-hole, as shown:



              Worked equally well in each.
              God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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