Quiet Coil NC-1 Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup

Weight: 0.37 lb
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Delivers a stunning natural acoustic sound with it’s “mic-voiced” and noise-canceling pre-amp design

The Mojotone Quiet Coil NC-1 active acoustic soundhole pickup reacts beautifully with the natural frequencies of your acoustic guitar while also eliminating the unnatural “electric guitar” tone associated with other magnetic soundhole pickups. Our noise-free pre-amp design voices the pickup to closely mimic the sound and frequencies of a condenser mic, giving you the purest and most uncompromised magnetic soundhole pickup tone ever heard.

With its “mic-voiced” pre-amp and perfect string to string volume, you will be sure to inspire and be inspired. Comes wired with studio quality Mogami cable attached to a hard-wearing stereo Switchcraft end pin jack that can be permanently or temporarily installed. And best of all it's proudly made right here in the USA by Mojotone!

Installation Instructions

Voicing & Tone
Voiced and EQ’d like a microphone to emphasize your guitar’s pure and natural acoustic tone; No more unnatural highs or mids like with other magnetic soundhole pickups, and no need for extra gear to compensate for an underwhelming pickup tone! 

Balance & Perfection
Specifically designed to have perfect string balance and volume with normal bronze or phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings. There’s no need for adjustable polepieces or special strings to compensate for unbalanced string volume! No more annoying loud high E and B strings with muddy low strings! 

Noise & Feedback Resistant
Noiseless preamp design makes for the quietest performance possible in the studio or live. And best of all, it’s feedback resistant! 

Lightweight & Simple
Extremely lightweight and compact design (less than 1.6 oz!) allows for quick installation without modification, loosening strings, or adding unwanted mass to the soundhole of your guitar. 

Ergonomic & Friendly
Rolled edges and low-profile mounting ears keep the pickup from getting in the way of your picking while the natural cork pads protect the most delicate nitrocellulose finishes from damage. 

Power & Convenience
Active 6V preamp with over 500 playing hours powered by the most common lithium 2xCR2032 coin cell batteries (Included). All in a convenient slide out drawer for easy battery replacement. 

Installation & Quality
Low capacitance and flexible Mogami cable pre-wired to a stereo Switchcraft USA end pin jack. This can be permanently installed; alternatively, we include a clip for your belt or strap for a non-permanent installation. NOTE: Mogami brand cable is only used on pickups manufactured after 10/2022.
  • Single Coil (Noise-cancelling preamp) 
  • 6V Active (2 x 3V CR2032 lithium batteries included) 
  • Battery Life (500+ hours) 
  • Master Volume 
  • Battery Test Button 
  • Mogami Cable to Switchcraft Stereo Endpin Jack 
  • Minimum Soundhole Diameter (83.8mm or 3.30”) 
  • Made in the USA

Ratings & Reviews

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6/29/2021 10:39 am


by Searcher Sorensen -

First of all, before I forget, Martin Retro, monel strings work exceptionally well with this p/u. I think only bronze is mentioned by Mojotone, and I took the chance and got it anyway but Monels work fine. I'm a songwriter and a rhythm guitar player and I play amplified every Friday night with a band I've been with for about 15 years now. I ended up putting this in a 2007 Gibson J-185 TV . In the J185 the NC-1 is just stellar. Unbelievably quiet and crystal clear and powerful when cranked up. I had a Lawrence A345 humbucker in the J185 just previously and it sometimes got close but the mounting system was too primitive to keep the B and high E strings tamed enough for consistency. It is a great pickup and I would recommend it highly. I'm very happy with the NC-1 and look forward to playing with it and seeing what more it's got to offer. It's fun, you know. Easy to install and looks good too.

2/17/2021 1:47 pm

This pickup is amazing.

by Caleb Mac -

This pickup is amazing. I've used several soundhole pickups and currently own a Baggs M-80 but this Mojotone pickup is in a league on it's own. I've never heard one that sounded this natural and full spectrum before. Mojotone you will sell millions of these! Well done and thank you!