I want to express my deepest gratitude to the team at LMII.  When I started making guitars 26 years ago, my first guitar was made from wood that I ordered from the LMI catalog (there was no internet back then). Since then, the team at LMI has been nothing short of excellent!  The products and services are second to none.  My only regret is that I waited 26 years to say...THANK YOU!

Tony Vines

Fishman Rare Earth™ Humbucking Soundhole Pickup

See photo of the Rare Earth™ pickup installed.

Its unobtrusive design, ease of installation, and great sound make the Rare Earth™ a good choice for those looking for a different sound without altering the instrument. It is a stacked-coil humbucker for ultra quiet performance with a brilliance switch that adds a subtle treble boost from 2 kHz to 20 kHz to help you cut through a thick mix or add sparkle to a solo piece. This pickup was also designed for use with bronze strings, unlike other magnetic pickups. It mounts inside the soundhole with built-in padded clamps and is pre-wired to an inline jack that can double as an end-pin jack for a more permanent installation.


In 2004, the Fishman Rare Earth Blend won the first-ever Guitar Player Reader's Choice Award for "Best Acoustic Pickup", as determined by GUITAR PLAYER Magazine readers.

Two 1.5 v batteries are included.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
EREP102 Fishman Rare Earth™ Humbucking Soundhole Pickup Yes $163.70