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Fishman Neo-D Acoustic Soundhole Humbucker Pickup

The Fishman Neo-D humbucking soundhole humbucker pickup features a passive design that fits into the soundhole of most steel-string flat-top acoustic guitars. Fishman uses a state-of-the-art magnetic field/coil structure on the Neo-D (similar to their acclaimed Rare Earth pickup), and its string balance is excellent, thanks to the unique arrangement of its neodymium magnets. Installation is a snap, and this reliable pickup sounds simply fantastic live. The Fishman Neo-D single coil produces the bright, shimmering qualities associated with single coil pickups.  To minimize hum, keep the Neo-D away from fluorescence lights, dimmer packs, computer monitors and transformers.

Voiced specifically for instruments using bronze or phosphor bronze strings, the Fishman Neo-D is an incredible value!


Requirements:  Neo-D pickups are designed to fit most steel string, flat-top guitars with a minimum 3 5⁄8 inches (9.2cm) diameter soundhole. Fishman recommends you string your guitar with bronze or phosphor bronze strings to achieve the best response from the pickup.
Neo-D Humbucking: Stacked-coil humbucking design rejects most 50 – 60Hz hum for brilliant acoustic tone and quieter reproduction than a single coil pickup.


  • Leave the strings on and loosen the pickup clamps with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Position the pickup in the soundhole, parallel to and as close to the end of the
    fingerboard as possible.
  • Gently tighten the clamps until snug and run the cable
    out the soundhole.
  • Take care not to over-tighten the clamps or you may perforate the finish.

Travel / Storage:  Remove the pickup during travel or if you store the guitar for long periods. If the pickup becomes dislodged inside the instrument during travel, it could damage the guitar. If the rubber cable comes to rest on the guitar’s finish while the instrument is stored, it may interact with the lacquer and leave a permanent mark.

Fishman Neo-D Series of Soundhole Pickups

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