Guild DeArmond Rhythm Chief 1000 Nickel


Surprisingly affordable replica of DeArmond's classic floating Jazz pickup.

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DeArmond's Rhythm Chief pickup has quite the pedigree : it was one of the first aftermarket floating pickups for archtop guitars on the market, is featured on more classic Jazz recordings than you can count, and is still and undeniable classic.


From Master Grade Archtops by John D'angelico to production guitars by Guild and Gibson, DeArmond's Rhythm Chief was and still is a very popular pickup for Acoustic archtop guitars.


It's a floating pickup that doesn't impede the guitar's body vibrations at all, and mounts with two tiny screws on the side of the fretboard extension of a typical archtop.


From Johnny Smith to George Benson To Pokey Lafarge – this thing plain works, and has an instantly recognizable sound.