Bartolini began building pickups in 1973 after 11 years of researching acoustics and sounds of string- instruments and experiments with amplifiers and polyphonic pickups (pickups with multiple outputs). In their first year of production, under the Hi-A label, they released only quadraphonic (four output) and hexaphonic (six output) pickups for Bass and Guitar.
Bartolini has since dropped the Hi-A label and focused on building the best electric guitar and electric bass pickups in the world. Bartolini is still hand-winding many their high quality pickups, circuitry and on-board electronics, so you know you are getting precision. They are a company that is known for patented designs and innovation in acoustic research, so you know they are putting out some wicked tones.
Bartolini has single-coil and humbucker pickups to fit any guitar configuration, and have special applications for Fender P-Bass as well as Rickenbacker and PAF replacements. Whatever you play, Bartolini has a high-quality pickup for you.