Since it's introduction in the 1950s, the DeArmond 1100 Rhythm Chief floating single coil pickup
has long been considered the "Holy Grail" of jazz pickups. It produces a natural, woody, acoustic tone and includes a fingerboard mounting bar. This allows installation of
the pickup in the neck position of the guitar without having to alter
the solid wood soundboard. It continues to be one of the most sought
after archtop guitar pickups today.