It's a great pickup for Violin, Cello, Stand-up-Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Piano, Horn, or practically anything else you would ever want to amplify. We've even had a mechanic use one to pickup (pardon the pun) knocks and vibrations in engines. The bottom line is: if it vibrates, the Artist Pickup will catch the vibrations. You do whatever you want with them after that.
This XM model is the same great pickup as the Artist Transducer, but with a low-noise 24-inch cable terminating with a 1/4-inch female jack that connects to your guitar strap button. For use with any 1/4-inch cable or wireless device. The Artist XM installs in seconds to amplify any acoustic guitar into any amp, PA system or recording device. No drilling or modifications to your guitar are required.