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The Nova Go saddle is removable, and there's even a hole underneath already for a piezo pickup wire! Now, the end pin just screws in (into what, I don't know) and of course there's no big sound hole, so I'm not sure how you'd get the pickup wire to come back out of the guitar if you tried to install one yourself....
A UST in the Enya Nova Go is doable with a either homemade tool or one of these available from Stew-Mac:

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tool...tallation-tool

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A UST in the Enya Nova Go is doable with a either homemade tool or one of these available from Stew-Mac:
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A UST in the Enya Nova Go is doable with a either homemade tool or one of these available from Stew-Mac:

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tool...tallation-tool

Well, if someone is game enough to try an installation on their Nova Go, I'm certainly all ears!
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Well, if someone is game enough to try an installation on their Nova Go, I'm certainly all ears!
I'm not sure I'd want to put the time into installing a permanent pickup system into the Enya Nova Go as acoustically it's a rather uninspirational guitar to play. The strange thing, however, is that amplification may put a whole new spin on its tone. I remember my 2016 Taylor GS-Mini-e Koa as sounding decent when unplugged but when its full-size, real ES2 was plugged in, it ROARED! I could get an idea of how the Enya Nova Go might sound amplified with a permanent pickup installation by placing my Schatten LP-15 Outsider on the Enya's top using a thin putty mounting, and in various locations around its bridge, to hear what happens.
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Yeah, like I said the endpin is screwed in to... something... at the tail of the guitar. I mean, it's got to be solid enough to support things when you are playing with a strap, but that isn't a lot of weight as light as the guitar is. Not sure I'd want to be the first one to find out--in a bad way--what that "something" is.

Maybe this would be a job for one of those suction cup pickups they make.
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I'm not sure I'd want to put the time into installing a permanent pickup system into the Enya Nova Go as acoustically it's a rather uninspirational guitar to play. The strange thing, however, is that amplification may put a whole new spin on its tone. I remember my 2016 Taylor GS-Mini-e Koa as sounding decent when unplugged but when its full-size, real ES2 was plugged in, it ROARED! I could get an idea of how the Enya Nova Go might sound amplified with a permanent pickup installation by placing my Schatten LP-15 Outsider using thin putty mounting on the Enya's top, in various locations around its bridge, to hear what happens.


Id love to hear theresults of that experiment.
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one of these would work....
https://www.knapickups.com/en/guitar/uke/sg-1-kna/
...or a cheap lavalier mounted in the soundhole on the shoulder. Or a thin jazz type pickup. What's the clearance at the base of the neck ?
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Go to Amazon and look at the reviews for this item; Enya Nova Go Guitar.

On May 15, 2022 a reviewer named MrGizmo posted a review and pictures of his pickup install and side preamp/eq, and a combo 1/4" and XLR output jack/battery compartment on the bottom of his Enya Nova Go.

Looks like a professional/factory installation.

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He also bought the pickup/preamp rig on Amazon for $30 Cdn. It appears to be just screwed in to the carbon sides. I wonder how durable that set up will be.
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He also bought the pickup/preamp rig on Amazon for $30 Cdn. It appears to be just screwed in to the carbon sides. I wonder how durable that set up will be.
You may be correct about the side-mounted eq panel, but the bottom 1/4 and XLR outputs plus the 9-volt (or dual triple-AAAs ?) battery compartment would likely need a hole cutout (cavity) large enough to accomadate those electronic components. Just observations with similar equipped guitars I own.

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You may be correct about the side-mounted eq panel, but the bottom 1/4 and XLR outputs plus the 9-volt (or dual triple-AAAs ?) battery compartment would likely need a hole cutout (cavity) large enough to accomadate those electronic components. Just observations with similar equipped guitars I own.
I'd be surprised if the control panel didn't require a cutout as well.
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Just noticed this KNA SG-1 removeable piezo pickup online: https://www.knapickups.com/en/guitar/uke/sg-1-kna/

A good price. And, I think it could really do the trick on the little Nova Go without all the folderol of a pickup/preamp installation.
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I just noticed on Amazon (U.S.) that they now list the Enya Nova Go Guitar with pickup (acoustic-electric) in-stock and for sale. Although not all the colors are available.
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I just noticed on Amazon (U.S.) that they now list the Enya Nova Go Guitar with pickup (acoustic-electric) in-stock and for sale. Although not all the colors are available.
I only see "currently unavailable" for all colors. Maybe because they don't ship to my country.
Unfortunately I don't get to see a price tag either. For how much are these selling?
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