What is the best acoustic guitar pickup? And yet again we have another one of those questions where you can poll a whole group of people and as you look at the input you received, you probably just know as much or as little before you even asked the question. In large part, as with all questions around guitar equipment, it comes down to personal preferences. I’ not saying that I have the ultimate answer; however, I personally tested two acoustic guitar pickups which I am extremely satisfied with and which come at an amazingly low price.
The AXL Transducer Acoustic Guitar Pickup PG 800
That little thing is just outright ridiculous, in a positive sense, of course. It works remarkably well with classical guitars but does also an excellent job on pretty much everything that makes some sort of noise, literally! It takes seconds to setup. Moisten the suction cup a little bit and press it firmly onto your instrument. Plug the cable via the jack into your amp and you’re ready to rock ‘n’ roll. Price: under $13!
The Seymour Duncan SA3SC Woody SC Acoustic Guitar Pickup
Another great guitar product. However, it does not work on guitars with nylon strings; at least I didn’t get to work it on my Yamaha C40. And it is clearly stated on the package that the Woody was designed for guitars with steel strings. Also, make sure that your guitar’s soundhole has the right size, otherwise this pickup will not fit. Price: under $35!
I’ve been using both devices for a few months now and I can highly recommend them to you. Are these the absolute best acoustic guitar pickups out there? I don’t know. All I know is that they are both working very well and furthermore, they both are in a super attractive price range.