Has anyone ever tried using a vintage Dearmond pickup in their gypsy guitars? Archtop.com says that they need 7/8" of clearance when the highest fret is fretted. My Dell'Arte has that at the farthest end of the soundhole by the bridge. This seems to be a common place to put Stimers, so I would assume it would still sound good. It looks to me that the mounting rod that connects behind the tailpiece would work fine (or at least could be modified to work).
Is there anything else that I should be thinking about? These pickups can be had for a couple hundred bucks, and because of the adjustable polepieces might even sound more even than a Stimer. So, if they would work for gypsy guitars, I might buy one as an experiment.
Also, there are soundhole models which are much cheaper and seem to be similar in make up. Any ideas if these would fit the smaller soundhole of the petite bouche?
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