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Floating Pickup

A magnetic pickup mounted to the end of the fingerboard or the pickguard on a guitar (or to a non-vibrating part of other musical instruments). Floating pickups are sometimes used on archtop acoustic guitars so that adding a pickup won’t interfere or change the vibration pattern of the top. Frequently the pickup jack, volume, and tone controls are mounted right on the pickguard, making the guitar’s electronics entirely removable.

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