Of course, the following list is by far not complete but describes only the models I personally use most frequently.
All statements regarding sound and suitability represent only my personal opinion and don’t claim to be generally valid!
|Artec||Very economic Korean pickups with a larger variety of different preamps. Cannot quite reach the sound quality of the more expensive brands but is a very good value for the money.||depends on preamp||undersaddle||between 50,- and 200,-EUR|
|Fishman Natural / Matrix||The Fishman-Natural “family” is one of my favorites for steel-string guitars for a long time already. Very clear and transparent sound with just the nessecary bit of warmth. Available with a variety of different preamps, which influences the price largely.||none to all you need depending on preamp.||undersaddle||between 200,- und 400,-EUR|
|Headway||Very mellow sound characteristic, which suits especially classical guitars. Little bit low output.||none or Volume-control||undersaddle, coaxial||approx.250,-EUR|
|Mc Loud||Very similar to Headway, in sound as in construction.||none or Volume-control.||undersaddle, coaxial||approx.230,-EUR|
|Schertler Bluestick||A comparable new system from Switzerland based on a micro Condenser-mic fastened to a plate under the saddle. Due to ist warm sound very suitable for classical guitars.||Volume control at the edge of soundhole||Undersaddle, Mic-based||approx.250,-EUR|
|Shadow||Well, I guess there are better things on this planet…|