I have this Cort acoustic laying around that my fiance plays every now and then. I wanted to put a pickup in it but didn't want to spend much since it's such a cheap guitar. I was turned on to "how to build a $5 pickup" on youtube... here's my attempt.

It sounds alright, but definitely needs eq in the chain.

shoulda used an endpin jack =o

but looks like it went together alright, anyway.

I made one of those little piezo pickups for the cheaper of my acoustics, and it's ok, but it definately sounds way better with a preamp.
Quote by james4
shoulda used an endpin jack =o)

Other than the piezo I just used parts that I had on hand. Agreed though.