"Hobo Boxcar" Hand-wound 3-string Cigar Box Guitar Pickup - choose wiring options
With rich warm tone, an easy-to-install design and distinctive engraving, these amazing 3-pole pickups are hand-wound right here at C. B. Gitty crafter Supply. Featuring a laser-engraved image of a vintage railroad boxcar emblazoned with "HOBO" insignia, and cut from rustic hickory, stick one of these American-made pickups in your next 3-string Cigar Box Guitar and turn your build into a TONE MONSTER!
These drop-in style pickups were designed with cigar box guitars in mind! Designed, wound and assembled right here in the C. B. Gitty workshops, these screamin' little single-coils have three poles and spec out at 3.4KOhm impedance. They have a classic single-coil tone that is both bright but with a warm, rich foundation - much like the Fender single-coils of the late 1960's. These are scatter-wound by hand and feature Alnico 5 poles. The solid wood tops are cut from solid 1/8"-thick rustic American Hickory panels.
These pickups are meant to be mounted to the soundboard of a cigar box guitar, with the bottom part going down through a cut hole. The top plate of the pickup is 3.125" (79.4mm) wide x 1.25" (31.8mm) tall by 0.125" (3.2mm) thick. The bottom plate of the bobbin is 2.81" (71.4mm) x 0.75" (19mm), and the overall height of the pickup is 0.656 inches (16.7mm). The recommended hole size to cut in your box top is 2" x 0.875" (51mm x 22mm). Pole spacing (center to center) is 0.50" (12.7mm), with total distance (center to center) of pole 1 to pole 3 being 1 inch (25.4mm).
The top plates of these pickups are unfinished wood, so you can stain or otherwise finish them as desired.
Due to the hand-crafted nature of these pickups, in times of high demand there may be a lead time of a few days before we'll be able to ship them.