K&K mandolin pickup install :: 2015 June A5 [2.0 lbs]
A K&K Mandolin Twin Internal was installed along with some fret work. The pickup installation involved enlarging the tailpiece bracket hole (Irwin's Unibit / step drill is a life safer for this) along with drilling out the tailblock for the endpin jack. The two pickup elements are adhered with double stick tape just inside each f-hole near the bridge foot. The trickiest part of this installation is working through the small f-holes. Even the internal nuts on the jack had to be installed inside the mandolin ... just giving me a taste of what it's like to build a ship in a bottle.