Gabriele Natilla using microphone for his classical guitar

Pro-player, Gabriele Natilla, using Magnet Sandwiched Pickup(MSP) for classical guitar

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Review using MSP to his Classical Guitar from Gabriele Natilla

installation position of MSP pickup mic for classical guitar (nylon stringed)

I recently started to use the MSP pick up for amplification purpose within a traditional Italian music band.

As we need a consistent volume the MSP works very well because there are almost no Larsen feedback noises even at high power.

I use the MSP with a classical guitar (nylon stringed), usually a traditional Spanish guitar with Torres bracing built by the Japanese luthier Sakazo Nakade in 1957.

Installing the MSP on the guitar is definitely easy with the provided tool and the powerful magnets. It is necessary to choose the right magnet (more or less thick) according to the thickness of the soundboard.

The most remarquable thing is that the place you choose to put the MSP on the soundboard is extremely influent : the sound changes very much according to its position. So the possibilities are virtually infinite.

By now I am using the MSP coupled with a DI device which goes to a multitrack mixer connected to a couple of speakers.

Globally satisfied of the system, I am far from having finished to explore all its possibilities.

- The comments and photos from Gabriele Natilla in France on Mar. 2017 -

Musician Biography


Gabriele Natilla / Guitar

Gabriele Natilla was born in Taranto (Southern Italy) in 1972 and earned his Diploma in guitar with highest honours at the National Conservatory of Bari-Monopoli in 1994. He subsequently studied under Flavio Cucchi in Florence, Italy and Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. In 1995 he moved to Paris and attended the Ecole Normale de Musique where, under the tutelage of Alberto Ponce, he earned the Diplôme Supérieur d'exécution. He has also studied early music in Valtice (Czech Republic). In addition to his Ph.D. cum laude in Science of Communications from the University of Siena (with a thesis on Jewish Humour), he has earned a Certificat d’Aptitude, the highest diploma bestowed upon art teachers in France. He has been awarded prizes at numerous international competitions including: "Paolo Barsacchi" (Viareggio, Italy, 1995); Chitarrissima (Saluzzo, Italy, 1995); Ile-de-France (Paris, 1996); Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Muzyki Gitarowej (Krakow, Poland, 1997); Japan Chamber Music Academy (Nagoya, Japan, 2000); Toppan Hall (Tokyo, 2000); “Mauro Giuliani” (Bari, Italy, 2001). He has performed in over 15 countries in Europe, as well as in Israel, Morocco, the United States, Korea and Japan. He teaches guitar at the Conservatory of Argenteuil (by Paris).

- from Gabriele Natilla web site ( ) on Mar. 2017 -



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Other examples using MSP for Guitar and other instruments

Magnet Sandwiched Pickup (MSP)

magnetic microphone to install with Neodymium magnets

Pickup made with Neodymium magnets and piezoelectric element. The MSP positioning is patented and state-of-the-art. A positioning magnet and an additional magnet in the MSP device hold MSP's piezoelectric element in place.

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No damage. No tools.

Installation is simple. Because MSP is kept in place by magnets, musical instruments are not damaged or dirtied due to adhesives. The MSP is placed outside of musical instruments, so it can be installed without any through hole.

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Grab your sweet spot.

The sound emitted from the contact pickups depends on the attachment position. Easily mount or remove MSP on the fly, so the free movement of the positioning location allows the player to control sound output based on their preference.

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Natural tone

Neodymium magnets, one within the MSP and an additional Positioning Magnet, push the piezoelectric element toward the soundboard. This provides louder and higher quality sound without the use of a pre-amp.

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