Open box return. Never installed. Regular price $99. Sold as-is.
If we were to judge the caliber of acoustic guitar pickups simply by customer response, then the K&K Pure Mini would be the hands-down winner. Our customers simply love this pickup, often coming back to order 3 or 4 more after installing one for the first time. Like the B-Band AST and the PUTW #27, the K&K Pure pickup secures to the underside of your bridgeplate, inside the guitar. Although it's officially a passive pickup, it generates a high output, using 3 pickup heads (4 for the Pure Classic), to capture the warmth of your guitar with remarkable accuracy. These pickups are designed to be super-glued to the soundboard, but K&K also ships them with adhesive nylon strips, so you can experiment with placement first, if you so choose.
The Pure 12-String listed here actually used to be K&K's primary pickup, for a while referred to as the K&K Pure Western Standard. But K&K found that the slightly smaller pickup heads of the Pure Mini resulted in much better string-to-string balance in regular 6-string guitars, so the Pure Mini became the dominant pickup. The larger pickup heads in the Pure 12-String produce a slightly hotter, slightly boomier signal, which is a perfect fit for the jangle of most 12-string guitars.
I installed this on a Martin D12X1AE . I used the gel super glue install method. Tip, get a long narrow mirror and put it inside the guitar to do your evaluation and to check progress of placement of pickups during installation. Cover the guitar with paper as suggested too. The end result is a great sound, true to the guitars natural sound. You will want a volume control close at hand.