#1
I purchased my guitar a few years ago and I chose to buy just the acoustic version. Now I always see in videos online that people have pickups installed on their guitars. How exactly would I go about doing this and how much would it cost?
Thanks.
#2
how you do it depends on which electronics you install. here are some you can check out
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Pickups:_Guitar,_acoustic.html'

and here are soundclips of some of them
http://www.maurysmusic.com/pickup_comparisons
the k&k pure western mini is a very popular model, btw, and it's under $100.

if you're a handy person, chances are you may be able to install a pickup yourself. if not, why not check with your local luthier - they may both sell and install one for you for a reasonable price.
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I just looked in my Oxford English Dictionary and under "Acoustic Guitar", there was your Avatar and an email address!
#3
Thanks. I think my best bet is to go to my nearest guitar shop and ask around what they would suggest for me.
#4
honestly whether that's your best bet depends on your guitar stores. i live in los angeles, and we hang out at at 6 guitar centers, 2 sam ash stores and a number of indie stores. i hear sales guys give poor advice or wrong information to people all the time with the exception of two stores, and even one of them gets it wrong at least a quarter of the time.
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#5
The main choice is this:

Do you get a removable pickup that mounts in the sound hole. Or do you go the extra step and cut into your guitar to install permanent electronics.
#6
Wow i am a fan of buying guitars with electronics already factory installed. You could just mike
up the guitar thats the easiest. Cheers
#7
If you have any mechanical skill at all you can install it yourself. I am partial to the JJB Prestige Elite 330 which will run you $50 and does a very nice job. All you need is a 1/2 inch spade bit to make the hole and you glue the transducers to the bridge plate. I've installed 4 of them. They sound great and are easy to install.

They are far preferable to undersaddle pickups which rob your guitar of tone when it isn't plugged in.
#8
I wouldn't even try doing it by myself, but thanks! We have one Guitar Center near where I live, which is Southern PA. But there's also another store near me where I bought my guitar and got my strings changed and the owner really knows what he's talking about so I will take it there and see what he says. Hopefully things work out for the best!