Krivo pickups: handmade, critically acclaimed pickups for working musicians

NOTICE: Krivo Pickups will be away at the 2017 Oregon Eclipse Festival from August 16th-24th.

Please use checkout code: ECLIPSE to receive 15% off all orders while I am away to make up for the delay!

All pickup orders processed after Wednesday Aug. 16th will not ship until after August 24th.

Also, I cannot respond to emails  while away, (there is no cellular or internet service at the festival). I apologize for the delay. All, orders will be fulfilled promptly as soon as I get back!

The Krivo Djangobucker pickup is now officially endorsed by gypsy-jazz Legend Robin Nolan!

Krivo pickups are critically acclaimed, innovative boutique pickups for working musicians hand made in Portland, Oregon USA.

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“Marvelous pickups, not only wonderful for playing Gypsy jazz, but for any player looking for a good magnetic pickup for an acoustic guitar”Acoustic Guitar Magazine, April 2016.

“All in all, these pickups are a great product at a great price and are highly recommended”   —Just Jazz Guitar Magazine,  May 2014.


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 I use only the highest quality components including: vintage-spec Formvar magnet wire, genuine Switchcraft™ and Mojotone™connectors, and expensive audiophile grade Mogami™ cable.

     What truly sets Krivo Pickups apart from the competition, however, is the use of neodymium magnets and my proprietary Optimized Microphonics technique. I do not “pot” my pickups in wax or epoxy like the makers of most mass-produced pickups. Instead, I allow a controlled degree of microphonics which allows the pickup to sense vibrations from the top and fingerboard of the instrument as well as from the strings. This allows Krivo pickups to produce a far more natural “acoustic” sound than other magnetic pickups.

     Neodymium magnets are very strong which enables me to create very small and thin coils (great for fitting on guitars with low action) while retaining a high output and top-end clarity as well as providing a very clean and tight bass response. The overall result is a much more natural tone with the ability to achieve a very high volume before feedback.

     When you purchase a Krivo pickup you are supporting a small family owned business—not a large company who outsources labor to China or Mexico, and I am personally accountable to YOU: my players. If you ever need support or repairs I will personally take care of your needs. I approach the development of Krivo pickups as a collaboration between their designer—me, Jason Krivo Flores—and the community of players that use them. All current models have been repeatedly refined and perfected from player requests, comments, and encouragement. I implore all my customers to share ideas and constructive input—contact me if you have ideas or suggestions. 

     My pickups have been featured and praised in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine (May, 2014), Acoustic Guitar Magazine (April, 2016), and in the book Building a Selmer-Maccaferri Guitar by Michael Collins.

I offer a full 15 day money-back guarantee on all of my pickups as well as a one year full replacement warranty. My business is built via the word-of-mouth promotion of my growing number of devoted customers. I hope you’ll try one and see the Krivo difference for yourself.

Krivo in his workshed...
Krivo in his workshop.


Jason Krivo Flores

Inventor, Builder, and Designer

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