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 S-2 package includes an installation kit along with the pickup. The kit comprises a stereo endpin jack, in-line mini jacks, and a Mogami low-noise cable. In the "pre-wired" version listed here, these are pre-soldered for you, which is great if, like me, you don't even own a soldering iron. The catch is that the pre-wire kits are rarely available, so we normally recommend going for the regular S-2 if you're in the mood for a Sunrise.