Sunrise S-1 LW/J

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/Jack version of the regular Sunrise S-1 includes a 24" connecting wire attached to the pickup, and this lead terminates in a 1/4" female jack for plugging in a regular guitar cord. 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. To be honest, I normally recommend going with an internal installation of this pickup, ideally the S2. I've played many hours onstage with the lead for a soundhole pickup dangling out the front of my guitar, and found it a bit awkward (my strumming hand kept hitting it). But, if you really, really don't want to drill a hole in your tailblock, then this model is probably the way to go.

Customer Reviews

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Prefer the Sunrise tone - Shoreline is great, as always!

Sunrise #2 - the long wire will afford some experimentation among different guitars before internal mounting is determined. Appreciate the Sunrise system (pickup/preamp) more and more over time. Prefer the tone now over others. YMMV, but I believe this suits my needs best. Thanks!

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R.E.
Sunrise S2 prewire

Shoreline music is the absolute BEST!! John personally took care of my order of a hard-to-find S-2 Sunrise pickup. I installed it on my Takamine F005 TBS and run it through the Redeye pre I also bought from Shoreline & let me tell you----I NOW HAVE THE BEST SLIDE/ACOUSTIC TONE I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!!!! OMG thank you John Fowler and staff at SHORELINE MUSIC Co! You guys are AWESOME!!

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T.G.
Sunrise has no surprise

I have tried about every acoustic pickup in search of one that responds with no surprises. This just works. No feedback issues, no B jumping out of the mix, no distortion when I attack the notes. Is it the most acoustic sounding, no but a very nice pleasing sound that works on every stage. Pricey, but worth the $ to know no matter the room, sound man or PA I know my guitar will respond in a consistent manner

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Sunrise S-2 Prewire

Glad I finally pulled the trigger on this Sunrise. Still experimenting on which guitar/preamp/effecrs it works best with, but concur with most of the adulation. It has its own charm, for sure. Old school? Maybe.... Outdated...? I don't think so. May well get another. Thanks for your consideration!

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Very Good -- For a sounhole pickup

I play solo fingerstyle easy listening arrangements of popular songs. I use a blue chip thumb pick and acrylic nails and have a light touch. I play weekly in the dining area of a prime rib restaurant/bar with sound reaching throughout. I obtain excellent, and I mean excellent, amplified sound using a 2007-8 Martin 000-18 Std. Series, Martin MSP 7100 strings, the passive Martin Thinline pickup that came with the guitar, and either of the following sound chains: 1. Mogami Platinum cable directly to an AER acoustacube III on the piezo setting (with colour and mild midrange attenuation) into TRS mogami gold cables into QSC K-10s; or 2. Mogami Platinum cable into a Baggs PADI (Substantial midrange attenuation) into a mogami gold 1/4 inch cable into a Fender Acoustasonic Ultralight into a mogami Gold TRS into a QSC K-10.
AS TO TO THE SUNRISE PICKUP, I ran it directly into the AER Acoustacube III using a Mogami Platinum cable and worked with it for about 20 minutes. IT IS THE BEST OF THE SOUNDHOLE PICKUPS I HAVE TRIED, but to my ear and for the style of music I play, too much of the acousticness is lost, especially on the B string, as compared to what I normally use. The tube preamp was too expensive for me to purchase, so I didn't try that.

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