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Kent Armstrong - Smooth Sam Jazz Guitar Pickup Neck Mount

Smooth Sam Jazz Guitar Pickup Neck Mount


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ALNICO V / D.C. =8K- A sweet-sounding Humbucking Jazz pick-up designed for use with traditional Arch Top guitars. This version has a suitable mounting bracket attached for neck mounting. Made in the tradition of the Johnny Smith endorsed Gibson's introduced in the early 1960's. Alnico V bar magnets.

The Smooth Sam Jazz Pickup from Kent Armstrong is intended for mounting to the end of a guitar's fingerboard. The two mounting tabs wrap around the outside of the fingerboard and the pickup is attached with the four screws. Once you have the tabs properly profiled to fit the neck, mark the four mounting tab holes on the edges of the neck and drill 1/16" pilot holes for the screws. The tabs can be bent with pliers to match your fingerboard's width and profile. Wrap the jaws of the pliers with electrical tape to protect the pickup. You may also find it necessary to "tweak" the angle of the mounting tabs relative to the face of the pickup. This will insure that the pickup is parallel to the stings. When bending the tabs, grasp them near the pickup housing and gently bend them the desired amount. Try to avoid re-bending.

There are two solder lugs on the bottom of the pickup ready for your wiring. We recommend purchasing our Gibson braided wire. The lug closest to the mounting tabs is the ground or shield lug, and it should be wired to the Gibson wire's outer braid. The inner conductor of the wire will connect to the inner or hot lug. You can run the pickup straight into output endpin jack, or you may choose to use onboard volume and tone controls. These controls can be mounted to the instrument's pickguard, or into holes drilled into the face of the guitar. 500k for brighter tone, 250k for warmer tone.

Important measurements -
Overall size - 69mm x 29mm (excluding mounting bracket). Depth 12.5mm / 16mm depth including solder tags.
Bar magnet length - 58mm.
Distance between the two mounting bracket legs - 58mm

Mounting bracket length of leg - 25mm


Delivery & Returns

Thank you for choosing Kent Armstrong Pickups for your guitar pickup needs. We strive to provide efficient and reliable shipping services to ensure your orders arrive in a timely manner and in pristine condition.


Domestic Shipping (USA):

For orders within the United States, we offer shipping via USPS (United States Postal Service) at a flat rate of $10.00 for standard packages. Please note that heavier items weighing over 1kg will incur a higher shipping fee of $30.00 due to increased postage costs.

We endeavor to process and ship all domestic orders within 1-2 business days of receiving payment confirmation. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive a confirmation email containing tracking information to monitor the delivery status of your package.

Estimated delivery times for domestic orders typically range from 2-5 business days, depending on your location and the shipping method selected at checkout.


International Shipping:

For our valued customers outside of the United States, we offer international shipping services at a flat rate of $30.00. Please be aware that shipping fees may increase up to $50.00 for heavier packages exceeding standard weight limits.

International orders are shipped via USPS International Priority Mail or USPS International First Class Mail, depending on the destination and package weight. Please note that additional customs duties, taxes, or fees may apply upon delivery, which are the responsibility of the recipient.

We aim to process and dispatch all international orders within 1-2 business days of payment confirmation. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking details to monitor the progress of your shipment.

Delivery times for international orders vary depending on the destination country's customs clearance process and postal service efficiency. Generally, international deliveries take between 6-15 business days to reach their destination.


Order Processing:

Orders are processed and shipped Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. Any orders placed after 12:00 PM EST will be processed the following business day.

Please ensure that your shipping address is accurate and complete to avoid delays or misdeliveries. We are not responsible for lost or undelivered packages due to incorrect address information provided by the customer.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our shipping policy or require assistance with your order, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team at

Thank you for choosing Kent Armstrong Pickups. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again in the future.


Kent Armstrong Pickups Team


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