Dean Markley may be best known for their guitar strings, but as any guitarist is aware, nothing goes with strings better than pickups (except maybe fingers and picks, anyway). To help artists get the most out of their strings, it's no surprise that Dean Markley would follow them up with a high-end series of pickups ready to deliver stellar sound quality to your favorite effects and amplifiers. With the range of Dean Markley guitar pickups in this section, you'll find that they've focused on creating options for players who may not yet have a pickup at all - that is, the Dean Markley specialty is in acoustic guitar pickups, which they offer in a few varieties.
Most of the pickups here are soundhole pickups like the Dean Markley Pro Mag Grand Acoustic Guitar Pickup, Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup and ProMag Professional Acoustic Soundhole Pickup. These function something like the single-coil pickup on an electric guitar, and since they're easy to position in the soundhole and to take back out again later, they're perfect for musicians who transition back and forth between acoustic-electric and straight acoustic.
Looking for an alternative way to pick up your acoustic guitar's tone? If so, the Dean Markley Artist Transducer is worth a look. Instead of detecting the vibration of the strings, this pickup responds to the vibrations of the guitar top itself. This makes for some interesting tone-shaping options, since you can change the sound by attaching the pickup to different spots on the top - or how about running a transducer alongside a soundhole or piezo pickup, or even another transducer, and then mixing them together to create a richer overall sound?
However you decide to put Dean Markley guitar pickups to work in your personal performance or recording configuration, there's no doubt that you can expect some pretty good results! After all, Dean Markley made their name in strings and pickups are a natural extension from there. Turning an acoustic instrument into an acoustic-electric one has never been easier than it is with straightforward, drop-in-and-plug-in pickups like these.