#1
So im looking at acoustic guitar pickups and i want to know whats the best i can get for under 180. Preferably a soundhole pickup so i dont have to cut my guitar into pieces.

(There is a used L.R. Baggs M1 at a local shop for $80 and they are supposed to be great. Is it a good idea to buy a used acoustic pickup for $50-100 off?)
#3
lol if any of us knew yet, we would have already answered
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#4
ok well i don't know what i would call the absolute BEST soundhole pickup.... but the m1 is definitely a really good one. i dont think i'd pay 80 for a used one though. you should be able to pick up a brand new one for like 110. your budget is 180 so i would say if you want the m1... buy a new one.
#5
make one, I did and it only cost me $3.50
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#6
Look into the L.R. Baggs I-Beam. It sounds amazing, you don't have to mess up your guitar to install it. and it's an under the saddle, so it's invisible.
#7
The M1 is 135 for one model and 175 for the other so i was thinking that 80 isnt too shabby...should i save up and go new
#8
i'm almost positive i have seen new m1's on sale for like 110-115... shop around
#10
^-- i don't know if you could find one online... you need to go to guitar stores and haggle
#11
Probably bad form to revive an old thread with my first post here, but. . .

If you haven't already, check out this website - http://www.dougyoungguitar.com/pickuptest.htm

You can listen to a bunch of different acoustic pickups, including the M1, compared to the same piece recorded with a good studio mic.