Highlander Pickups are favored by lots of pro players, including Woody Mann, Martin Simpson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Bob Brozman and others. The biggest attraction of Highlander pickups is their fat, complex tone. The tone of all undersaddle pickups is a bit stringy by definition, but the thick, coaxial design of the Highlander gives it the ability to sense the entire movement of the bridge, giving you a pleasing blend of body and string that is unlike any other undersaddle. This same design also makes these a great match for resonator guitars, and Highlander is the pickup of choice for anyone playing a National or Dobro.
The IP-2 listed here uses the same pickup and preamp as the IP-1, but adds a second input for a microphone or other pickup. Most people blend the pickup with the Highlander Internal Mic for a great dual-source system.