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Making Shielded Cable Connections


Jaquie Gipson

Acoustic Fingerstyle and Tap Guitar

The "Vintage Jack"

     At last you can enjoy the benefits of having a pickup installed in your instrument without having to

     worry about damage or loss of value.  Our "Vintage Jack" replaces your endpin to make your

     instrument pickup ready -- NO DRILLING REQUIRED.

     We have incorporated the highest quality stereo output jack available into a precision machined

     end pin.  Now you can properly install pickups in your instrument without having to drill out the

     end pin hole or use some other less than ideal system.  A "Vintage Jack" is available to fit most

     guitars, mandolins, and similar instruments equipped with taper fit end pins.  The "Vintage Jack"

     is securely retained by the taper fit of the mating parts -- no adhesives required. 





the "Vintage Jack" in 416 Stainless Steel -- 

This material takes a very high polish and will complement the nickel or chrome plated tuners and other hardware found on some instruments.  Or it may be just the thing for someone wanting a slightly more "High Tech" alternative to more traditional materials.

brass vintage jack in blueridge guitar

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Brass Vintage Jack installed in

Blueridge guitar  


brass vintage jack
Brass Vintage Jack with plug

Brass and Ebony Vintage Jacks compared with a typical endpin

the "Vintage Jack and heavy duty SwitchCraft stereo right angle plug

The "Vintage Jack" comes stereo wired* with 18" leads of fully shielded mil-spec coaxial cable and is ready to be hard wired to your pickups.  We include a heavy duty SwitchCraft or G&H plug (which must be soldered to your instrument cable) to assure positive contact and secure connection for superior performance and reliability.  Complete output cable assemblies are available as an option.  See our "Vintage Jack Cables page.


*Compatible with both mono and stereo pickup systems.  The "Vintage Jack" is also wired to provide battery switching for active pickup systems.


We recommend professional installation to insure reliable connections and optimal pickup performance.  If you desire to do it yourself, instructions for connecting shielded audio cables are available here.


Retail price $87.50 (brass or stainless steel models) Save $5.00 on internet orders. 


The Vintage Jack is also available in Ivory, Ebony, and other materials on special order.  Check these special order items here


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The "Vintage Jack" Brass


  $ 82.50 USD + Shipping

     The "Vintage Jack" 416 Stainless Steel


  $ 82.50 USD + Shipping




See our "Vintage Jack" Cables page to order complete cables or adaptors



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Tapastring Guitar Care

31989 Hwy 12

Trinidad, Colorado 81082