The customer also wanted a pickup installed into this guitar in which I advised him it could be done. I was able to find a company online that has patented an end pin jack that uses 1/8″ plug instead of a typical 1/4″. This allows the shaft of the end pin to be the same size as the original end pin (and slightly tapered), no driling nessesary!! The company website is http://www.tapastring.com.
You can see tone here applying some powdered rosin to help the friction fit to be more secure and permanent, even though it can still be easily removed.
It is hard to shoot a picture of the inside of the top of a guitar, so you are looking through the sound hole at a mirror. The 2 little red triangles are the Dazzo Pickups. This is a type of soundboard transducer that my friend Teddy builds down in the San Francisco region. This is the most natural sounding pickup for an acoustic instrument on the market today, and this installation sounded terrific. Lots of mids and lows without feeding back. There are 4 elements in each Dazzo which allows the pickup to “hear” from all directions which is why you only need 2 of them. I was trained by Teddy himself on how to install these and I have done several already including some in my harp guitars with great success.