Fishman PRO-AGX-312 wide format undersaddle ceramic pickup is a great choice if you want to keep the your transducer setup simple and want to perform minimal modifications to your instrument. The PRO-AGX-312 designed as a stand-alone transducer and does not require pre-amplification. No battery is required. All this adds up to a fairly simple, light weight, pickup solution worth exploring.
Fishman recommends using an impedence matching pre-amp for best results. We recommend going with an external preamp as any on-board preamp would require an on-board 9volt battery as well which really defeats the purpose of going down this route on the first place.
For use on classical guitars with 1/8" (3.2 mm) saddle width and 2.312" (58.7mm) E to E string spacing.
Both the manufacturer’s and our recommendation is to have a qualified guitar tech or luthier perform pickup installations. Nonetheless, we recognize there are lots of players out there who work on their instruments and are capable of performing this installation. If you are adept with a hand drill, know how to solder, and can follow instructions, this should be a fairly easy install.
Please note that Fishman's instructions, while clear and concise, are tailored for installations on steel string guitars. You will have to do a bit of mental transposing and apply the same principles outlined in their installation guide as they would pertain to a classical guitar.
Installation is fairly straight-forward: transducer underneath the saddle, and the jack in the end-pin hole. The PRO-AGX-312 is the “Wide Format” model so please measure the width of your saddle to determine whether this is the correct transducer. If your saddle slot is 3/32" (2.4 mm) wide, use the PRO-AGX-094 model instead.
|Saddle Slot Width||Wide, 1/8" (3.2 mm)|
|Installation||Professional installation recommended by manufacturer, Professional installation available for instruments and pickups purchased from ASN|