Sometime back I had posted this guitar which needed a pick-up to be installed in it.
I was awaiting a specialised drill bit to work the end hole of this guitar and finally received it yesterday. Here is the finished product.
As you can see, these photographs were taken after I had strung up the guitar – almost as an afterthought.
Thus, I couldn’t capture the process of drilling the bridge through which the piezo pickup came up from under the top and now sits in the bridge, under the saddle.
Additionally, there is a microphone which is stuck to the bridgeplate, right under the bridge.
Of course, there are no photos of the microphone sticking to the bridgeplate but I searched the net and found this. At least it gives you an idea of how things sit.
Internally mounted microphones capture a guitar’s natural resonance and harmonic overtones. This one should capture the full range of the soundboard’s (top’s) projection in addition to resonance.
Let’s see how this bird sings!