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Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup Black

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Product Price $49.95
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The Bill Lawrence A-245C, AKA "The Silencer," is a silent soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar. Perfectly balanced for bronze wound strings, the A-24...Click To Read More About This Product

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Known for quality and consistency.

The Bill Lawrence A-245C, AKA "The Silencer," is a silent soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar. Perfectly balanced for bronze wound strings, the A-245C gives you a warm, natural acoustic sound at high volume levels without feedback.With 12 foot custom designed, low loss cable and an easily accessible volume control, the A-245C is the perfect and best sounding acoustic soundhole pickup. The pickup is 'spring loaded' to easily fit into the soundhole of most acoustic guitars. All Bill Lawrence pickups are made in the USA.

Features of the Bill Lawrence A-245C for Acoustic Guitar:

Rugged, innovative design allows instant installation
Easily accessible volume control
fully shielded
12 foot custom designed low loss cable
5 year warranty
Made in the USA

Trademark Disclaimer:

These products are the Original Bill Lawrence Pickups made and endorsed by the founder of the 1965 Bill Lawrence Guitar pickup company, Jzchak Wajcman. He is the sole legal owner of the trademark "Bill Lawrence" for use on musical products and the exclusive source for manufacturing of all Bill Lawrence Products. Jzchak Wajcman DBA Bill Lawrence USA is not associated with the designer Bill Lawrence since 1984.


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Bill LawrenceA245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Functional (10)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice afforable pickup for an acoustic

I like this pickup very much,even though there is no active preamp. I have to raise my inputvolume on the PA mixer channel because of the output being fairly low from the pickup....Read complete review

I like this pickup very much,even though there is no active preamp. I have to raise my inputvolume on the PA mixer channel because of the output being fairly low from the pickup. I use the guitar w'Bill Lawerence A245 pup direct into my Bose T1 mixer w/ Bose L1 Model 2 system. I like the flat clear sound without any feedback. The highs are nice and clear and lows are nicely blended. I do not have any low feedback provblems as in the past and only sit or stand 5 ft from the Bose tower. I will probably end up installing a 1/4" input on my guitar's endpin and permanently mounting this pickup to my Epiphone Hummingbird. The volume control is nice for muting the guitar when not playing and works well to adjust on the fly.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good pickup, but bad cord placement

I've had this pickup for a while and have generally been pleased with it. However, the placement of the cord directly on the side instead of being offset means that it's forced sharply up...Read complete review

I've had this pickup for a while and have generally been pleased with it. However, the placement of the cord directly on the side instead of being offset means that it's forced sharply up and over the edge of the soundhole which has caused the cord/wires to fray badly. Mine has stopped working because of this. I would estimate I've gotten less than 100 uses out of it. It's unfortunate because otherwise it is a really solid product.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice pickup

By gearjammer23

from Clovis, CA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

    i purchased this pickup for a Gretsch parlor guitar and based the purchase on the fact that Elliott smith loved em and his sound with them through a dreadnought was fantastic. plus it says they are able to fit in smaller bodied guitars. well it fits VERY tight so i had to remove the volume knob but it sounds fantastic! volume is low due to it being passive but just crank it n your good. also keep in mind the pic shows a black chord it comes with a red chord which in my opinion is less aesthetically pleasing but hey it does the job.

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice afforable pickup for an acoustic

    By JSTJEAN51

    from Greenwood, DE

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

      I like this pickup very much,even though there is no active preamp. I have to raise my inputvolume on the PA mixer channel because of the output being fairly low from the pickup. I use the guitar w'Bill Lawerence A245 pup direct into my Bose T1 mixer w/ Bose L1 Model 2 system. I like the flat clear sound without any feedback. The highs are nice and clear and lows are nicely blended. I do not have any low feedback provblems as in the past and only sit or stand 5 ft from the Bose tower. I will probably end up installing a 1/4" input on my guitar's endpin and permanently mounting this pickup to my Epiphone Hummingbird. The volume control is nice for muting the guitar when not playing and works well to adjust on the fly.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bad Bill Lawerence

      By superdave

      from Flint mi

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

        this is the best loud and proud fits any acoustic sound hole and stays in

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent product with exceptional sound

        By Ace

        from DSM, IA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

          Awesome product. My dad told me to pick this up as it is his favorite. I can see why. Excellent quality and the sound is fantastic. I can't wait to use it more and more!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lawrence A245 pivkup

          By The old farmer

          from Fallon Nevada

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Great Sounding
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • I Can't Find Any Fault

          Best Uses

          • Better Than A Mic
          • Concerts

          Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

          I installed this pickup in my Deering 5 string banjo and love it. I have tried others but they all made my banjo sound like a cheap electric guitar. This pickup does a much better job than a microphone. It sounds best thru a guitar amp.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          would buy it again

          By Gene

          from East Texas

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

            good pickup for the money. easy to install. can switch to other guitars as needed. purchased due to failure of on board electronics on my Taylor. Not using to replace Taylor electronics (which I will get repaired eventually). I have 4 other acoustic guitars and pickup usable on any of them.

             
            2.0

            Good pickup, but bad cord placement

            By Jereme

            from New Port Richey, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

                I've had this pickup for a while and have generally been pleased with it. However, the placement of the cord directly on the side instead of being offset means that it's forced sharply up and over the edge of the soundhole which has caused the cord/wires to fray badly. Mine has stopped working because of this. I would estimate I've gotten less than 100 uses out of it. It's unfortunate because otherwise it is a really solid product.

                 
                5.0

                Guitar soundhole pickup

                By Music man

                from Rochester NY

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

                  Very satisfied with soundhole pickup. Adds more dimension to the sounds from the guitar.

                   
                  5.0

                  This pickup reproduces the tone of an acoustic guitar well

                  By EC Bill

                  from Ellicott City, MD

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

                      An acoustic guitar sounds like an acoustic guitar using this pickup

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Be sure to measure the sound hole diameter.

                      By Ironman9

                      from Akron, Ohio

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                      Pros

                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • Does not fit.

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

                        I specifically called customer service before purchasing this. I asked if it was going to fit the sound hole which maxed out at 85mm. I was told it "should fit". Technically, it just might. However, once it is installed the volume knob is not accessible. I'm disappointed in customer service. As for the pickup, it is well made (in the USA).
                        Sounds nice in a borrowed guitar...

                         
                        4.0

                        Great pickup for small holed guitars, pre-amp required

                        By The Shadow Knows

                        from San Diego, CA.

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • fits small soundhole guitars
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • casual gigging
                          • Concerts
                          • possibly recording
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

                          I've owned this pickup before & have an OM/GA sized acoustic. It's 93mm across the sound hole so normal sized humbucker sound hole pickups won't fit. I knew this one would because of its spring. That really saved the day! The volume control on the pickup is very useful. It has the hum rejection of a regular humbucker but doesn't have that 'thick' sound. It works great with acoustics & of course you'll have to cut the mids to get 'that' tone. Great pickup for tight places. EZ in, EZ out.

                           
                          5.0

                          I would defintely buy this product again.

                          By Ron Brown

                          from Lapeer, Mi.

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

                            This Pickup exceeded my exspectation. It is easy to install in all 3 of my acoustic guitar's and my 12 String's never sounded better.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I would Buy this product again

                            By Pilgrim

                            from Schaller, Iowa

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts

                              Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

                              a very nice addition for My 2 other Acoustic Guitars,

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Love it!

                              By Jerry C.

                              from Georgia, USA

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Quality
                              • Improves Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing
                                • Recording

                                Comments about Bill Lawrence A245C Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup:

                                Love this pick up for the price!

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