Kleio 51 Gypsy Jazz Pickup for Selmer Maccaferri style guitar
Kleio 51 is an ideal pickup for Selmer Maccaferri style guitars. It produces an amplified electric sound, referring to the ‘modern’ period of Django Reinhardt, from 1950 till his death in 1953. In that period, Django’s solos became less chordal. His legendary live at St Germans Club in 1951 was the inspiration for us to design Kleio 51, that is why we decided to dedicate the pickup’s number ID (51) to that live performance.
7 mm thick
7.5K at 23 Celsius DC Resistance
Alnico 5 bar magnet
500 K log volume pot
The pickup is well balanced between the gypsy strings (especially on B string) and this is because we tuned the pickup considering the famous argentine gypsy strings of Savarez, but also works very well and with other gypsy strings. Also there is a line on top of the pickup that indicates the position of the B string.
Kleio 51 has a nice vintage volume control with 500K log pot and can easily mount either on the tailpiece or on top of the guitar. The idea of mounting the volume pot on the tailpiece belongs to the guitarist Dmitry Kuptsov, so we named it the “Kuptsov variation”. With the “Kuptsov variation” you don’t have to stick something on the top of the guitar. The other solution is to stick a bluetack plastic with velcro on the top of the guitar. The volume pot bottom plate has a velcro that can mount on the velcro strip of the “Kuptsov variation” or on a plastic piece that we provide you with.