BARTOLINI 5J-NB Johnny Smith Jazz Dual Coil
As its name might imply, the Bartolini 5J Jazz Guitar pickup is ideal for jazz guitarists. The articulate and smooth tone that the company has been putting out since the 1970s has earned them respect and has made fans in some of the most prominent current jazz players, including axeman like Charlie Hunter, Tuck Andress, and Ernie Denow. Installation is simple, thanks to the pickup’s top-mount setup. The dual coil design of these electronics delivers a big and clear sound, and the pickup is also protected from unwanted squeals and feedback. If you’re chasing the ideal jazz tone, it really doesn’t make sense to pursue your sound with anything less than one of the best in this relatively niche-market because Bartolini knows jazz.