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Neo Jacks

You’ll have seen the term neo-jack when reading our piece on our new non-invasive pickup for Selmer and Maccaferri gypsy guitars.

As they are a feature of all our new Schatten Design pickups we thought we’d better explain what a neo-jack is.

A neo-jack utilises the existing fittings on the instrument – for example the tailpiece fitting on a gypsy, resonator, and archtop guitar, violin, viola, bouzouki, or mandolin – to attach the jack; therefore avoiding the need to drill a hole in the instrument.

It is straightforward to fit and is completely non-invasive. It can be removed and replaced as needed for those not wanting visible jacks when doing an acoustic performance.

Contact us for more details.

New Product

New Product now in!

For those of you who want a non-invasive pickup for Selmer or Maccaferri type Gypsy guitars – and didn’t want the bulk of the authentic Stimer pickup – we now have a solution; the Schatten S4 Pickup

The S-4 pickup for Selmer instruments combines a pair of S-4 sensors with the new, non-invasive, Neo-Jack ( a standard 1/4″ output jack) which mounts just behind the tailpiece using existing mounting screws. The two sensors adhere to the top of the guitar just behind the bridge and directly over the bracing for the bridge box. As a result, response and feedback rejection are both excellent. The Neo-Jack easily mounts just behind the tailpiece using two of the existing tailpiece mounting screws. Everything is prewired and ready to go. There are no holes to drill. All you’ll need is is a small phillips screwdriver to complete installation. Simples, eh?