Sunrise Pickups are handbuilt by Jim Kaufman in limited numbers, but this allows the finest attention to detail and craftsmanship. Each pickup has individually adjustable pole pieces to give you maximum control over string balance and tone. They also come with a transferable lifetime guarantee—no doubt because of their remarkably sturdy construction and high-quality internal components. Jim also builds preamp/buffer boxes to accompany the pickups. We strongly recommend using these even if you already have some sort of outboard preamp you're using.
All Sunrise pickup models start with the exact same award-winning pickup; the only difference between the different versions is the length and design of the connections. The Longwire version of the regular Sunrise S-1 includes a 24" connecting wire attached to the pickup. This allows you to install the pickup without having to wire it to an internal jack. This is perfect if you're looking for a way to switch the pickup between guitars, or if you just don't want to drill a hole in your tailblock for a regular jack. Please note, however, that the standard Longwire model terminates in a bare lead. That's the Sunrise pickup to get if you're wiring to a TRS internal jack. But if you're planning on plugging directly into a jack with a guitar cord, you'll need to get the model with the 1/4" jack attached, the Sunrise S-1 LW/J.