Electric Guitar Pickup

Figure 1 Electric guitar pickup is a device that detects mechanical vibration of strings in a guitar and converts them into electrical signals. The unit shown above is sensitive enough to work without any electrical amplification.


1. Coils are made of copper wires with 0.004 inches in diameter and with totally 3k ohms resistance.

2. Spools are 3D-printed. See files below to get the exact dimensions.

Guitar Pickup Spool (prt)

Guitar Pickup Spool (stl)

3. Assembly: Two coils are wound in reverse direction to each other with two button magnets placed opposite in polarity on each winding.
Electric Guitar Pickup Theory (from buildyourguitar.com/resources/lemme)