The Orignal Flatpup by Elmar Zielhofer is an extremely flat guitar pickup which can be mounted outside on a box. There are no cutouts in the box nor in the neck necessary. No weakening of the neck in the area of the pickup. The flatpup is thus very well suited for cigar box guitars. Simply screw on the cigarbox. So some advantages for the super-flat pickup. The flatpup is available in several variants. For a 3-string CBG the Flatpup FP3 "classic" aluminum is used. For a 4 String Cigar Box Guitar the Flatpup FP4 "classic" aluminum is used. Both pickups are built like a humbucker. 2 coils in mutual alignment. Thus, he is not as susceptible to disturbances "buzzing" as a single coil. The FP3 can be used up to a string spacing of 27mm. The FP4 can reach up to a maximum string pitch of 35mm.
Meanwhile, there are already a few copies on the market. from the Thinner, MIni Box Bucker, Wickedbucker to the cheap copy from China.
The original Flatpup humbucker from Elmar Zielhofer from Vienna is included in the range of Cigarbox-Guitar
The Nagel pickup is now also available as single coil version.
Due to its flat design, the pickup can be glued directly onto the box or, if necessary, inserted into the lid of the CigarBox box.
The Single-Coil nail is available in the following versions:
3-string nail Single-Coil
4-string nail single-coil
The distance between the magnets is 12mm for all Nail Single-Coil guitars and therefore fits to the standard bridges for Cigar Box guitars.
The total height is 5.5mm and can therefore be glued directly onto the box or must only be inserted into the lid.
For the Alps Sigle-Coil and the Alps Humbucker a special housing was developed.
The pickup is fixed in the housing with double-sided adhesive tape. Only for the connection cable of the pickup a hole has to be drilled into the cigar box lid. Afterwards the case can be mounted with two screws directly on the box. The case is available in gold and silver with a Scorpion in the shop. On request the own logo or a lettering can be engraved.