Electronic Pickups


Pickups and pickup systems can be as complex and individualized as the instrument itself. And, the ukulele, versus a larger, heavier instrument such as a guitar, puts even greater demands on the pickup.


We have sought out and selected pickups that have the following characteristics, in priority order:


* accurately represent the acoustics of the instrument

* simple and trouble-free

* minimal added weight


And, while we have our personal favorites, pickup selection is as personal as the selection of the wood. If you have any questions, please contact us.



K&K Twin Spot Pickup ($150)

For the banjo, we exclusively use the K&K Twin Spot pickup. It does a wonderful job of accurately representing the acoustics of the instrument, and has no on-board electronics to fail.


If you're not sure if you want a pickup or not, we recommend not getting one as it can always be added later.