Nominated Three Times for Innovation Award

Carlos Amplification is nominated three times for INNOVATION AWARD (2009+ 2010+2013) held by German Innovation award IT in Consumer Electronics, an initiative for the German Middle Market (Mittelstand), chaired by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology.


Only official Carlos retailers may sell and install a Carlos pickup. Carlos has personally verified their credentials in installing and selling these world-class pickups.

Recognized Name in Sound

The Carlos brand is world-famous for its performance, accuracy, highest satisfying quality and reliability.

Status Symbol

The Carlos pickup is a status symbol - the Rolls Royce of all acoustic guitar pickups. Your music will benefit from this move to a higher sound level.


  • “Carlos Juan manufactures the best example of tubular under-saddle-style pickup. The pickup sounds better then most, regardless of style … A vast improvement over most ...And it feeds back the least of our bunch.”
    "Vintage Guitar Magazine", Nov. 2007
  • It's great (CP-1A VIP). None of that typical piezo effect.
    Gary Moore
  • It saved my life, it is the best thing that has ever happened.
    Pat Metheny
  • Carlos Juan understands the sound of guitar from A to Z.
    Oscar Castro Neves
  • Carlos and I share a passion for music, but a big passion for guitar, and he is continuously innovating products for guitarists. His life, like mine, is dedicated to music in general and the guitar in particular. We have much in common.
    John Mclaughlin, Guitarist
  • As both an Artist and Artisan there are probably only a small handful of A-listers in the field of acoustic amplification, and Carlos Juan is probably the first name that would be quoted on that list by the A-list of professional acoustic guitarists.
    David Knopfler, Founding Member, Dire Straits
  • Carlos Juan kennt sich aus in der Welt der Gitarren. Vielleicht wie kein zweiter. Sein Wissen über Gitarren ist schier unerschöpflich und seine Meinung ist nicht nur bei Sammlern und Investmentbankern gefragt.
    Bizziety 2/2010
  • I've been searching for that (amplified) guitar sound since I started playing live.
    Vicente Amigo

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Portfolio Videos

CP-1 “Vicente” Installation

This video clip explains how to install Carlos Juan Acoustic Pickup in any acoustic guitar, incl. Carlos spoken comments of installation-steps in depth.

Carlos SLY Installation

This clip shows how easy it is to self-install the new Carlos SLY pickup: to find the position of the two sensors on the guitar top outside before gluing them on same spots inside.

Carlos Power Nails

Nails reinforcement set for guitarists used by the great Pat Metheny and numerous other VIPs.

History of Carlos Amplification

Video outlining the history of Carlos Amplification. VIPs include Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, George Benson, and many more.