Friday, April 4, 2008

The Searcy Mandolin Pickup ( listen to the mandolin wind...)

Some time ago I rebuilt a Gibson Mandolin pickup for Amy Hopkins who was rebuilding a Gibson electric mandolin that had been damaged in the floods after Katrina in NOLA. Check out the project here.

Ever since then I have wanted to try to make a copy of that pickup. Well, I finally got around to doing it. This is not an exact copy of the Gibson but it's close. It's basically a P-90 that has been cut down. It uses a pair of Alnico 5 magnets just like the original and has about the same output.

It's been said before. Searcy String Works can make a pickup for damn near anything.

This one will be headed out to Ellie guitars soon. I can't wait to see what she does with it.

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