Sunrise Pickups have for years set the standard against which all other soundhole magnetic pickups are judged. In fact, they aren't just the king of the hill among magnetic pickups—there are many players who rank Sunrise pickups above even the best soundboard and undersaddle pickups. Chances are, if you've been to a guitar concert any time in the last 25 years, you've run across at least one of these pickups, if not many. The best live sound I've ever heard came from the 1971 Martin D-28 played by the late Michael Hedges. His system? A Sunrise pickup (well, blended with a FRAP soundboard pickup). And if the endorsement of Hedges isn't enough, consider the rest of the Sunrise Pickups client list. All of them, like Hedges, are legendary for their live tone: Leo Kottke, Shawn Colvin, Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, Ry Cooder, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, and many, many more.

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