“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend

PICKUPAcousticFishmanEllipseMatrixBlendWideELW450Combining the very best of Fishman's popular Acoustic Matrix undersaddle pickup and proprietary Ellipse blending system, the Ellipse Matrix Blend produces exceptional amplified tone and installs without any major modifications or cosmetic defects to the instrument. We offer the Ellipse Matrix Blend pickup in a choice of wide or narrow pickup formats. The system is complemented with a high-quality flexible gooseneck condenser mini-microphone to provide enhanced tonal reproduction through blending. Most importantly, the Ellipse Matrix Blend can be discreetly mounted inside the instrument's soundhole for quick, easy access in a way that is virtually "transparent" to its appearance.

The Ellipse Matrix Blend system includes Volume and Blend controls with Phase Switch and Microphone Trim. A special switchable Natural I/Natural II bass boost enhances low-end response for smaller sized concert, auditorium and nylon string classical guitars.

This pickup features solder-free installation, an endpin jack, and 9-Volt battery operation. It accommodates most round soundholes from 3.875 inches to 4.125 inches in diameter.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
ELN Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend pickup, narrow Yes $239.95
ELW Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend pickup, wide Yes $239.95