Barbera Soloist Pickup for Classical Guitar

(3 reviews) Write a Review
Usually about a 1-2 week lead time depending on their order volume. Due to the several options we don't know if we'll have stock on hand. Thank you for understanding.
Gift wrapping:
Options available

Barbera SOLOIST pickup for Classical Nylon-String Guitars. When you want a natural sound from your Classical Nylon-String or Violao but need to amplify your guitar, the Barbera Soloist delivers.

A passive system with high output, the Barbera SOLOIST can plug into most any amplifier [1-MegOhm input impedance or greater]. When using a PA or recording to a mixing desk, a high quality preamp is recommended for best sonic performance.

Please note that there are two "nylon-string" models: the Soloist CLASSICAL with a 30" bridge radius and the FLAMENCO version with a completely flat no-radius bridge. 6-string Saddle lengths for both are 71.88mm.

An optional endpin jack is available at a nominal charge. Please select the appropriate option for your needs.


Videos Hide Videos Show Videos

3 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Dan on 16th May 2022

    By far the best pickup available for nylon string guitars. Prior to the Barbera, my gold standard had been the Baggs LB 6n. The Barbera shares some of the same challenges for installation, in that there is no easy way to adjust the action. I recommend ordering a shorter saddle and using a high-quality shim. I installed one in a solid-body Epiphone Chet Atkins and it sounds fantastic. The second one is installed in a Cordoba GK Studio, with equally amazing results. Great string balance, no quack. A rich, warm sound. A little pricey, but worth the investment.

  • 5
    Barbara Soloist Classical Nylon Pickup

    Posted by Kevin Poledna on 28th Dec 2021

    First, let me begin by saying that I am not a professional player. It's always been more of a hobby just playing the same songs over and over on my couch. But when I say this pickup is remarkable in every way, you have to believe me. Rather than the usual piezo "strip" this all-inclusive saddle has 6 different piezos - truly one for each string - and the sound from that alone is completely different. Each string you play, each note you play, has its own distinct sound. And each string you play, each note you play, is perfectly balanced. No need for fine tuning an amplifier, everything is already perfectly balanced and ready to go! Truly a work of art that makes my classical guitar sing! Because this is a hand build pickup, you can special order widths and heights appropriate for your specific guitar. This is actually the ONLY problem I found. When in doubt, order the shorter pickup and use a spacer to raise the string height if necessary. If you order the taller size, you will have to router the saddle slot lower (which I didn't want to do) or order a second pickup (which I did). This is an excellent pickup, providing an amazing tone not only in volume and balance, but warmth and clarity.

  • 5
    Barbera Solist Pickup

    Posted by Peter Krone on 13th Apr 2019

    Der Pickup ist eine Offenbahrung.Ausgewogener Klang,keine lästigen Geräusche.
    Klare Kaufempfehlung.