DiMarzio DP136 Super Natural Plus Soundhole Passive Acoustic Guitar Pickup


87 out of 100. Incorporating 60+ ratings and reviews.

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DiMarzio DP136 Super Natural Plus Soundhole Passive Acoustic Guitar Pickup

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 87/100 is based on analysis of 60+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The DiMarzio DP136 Super Natural Plus Soundhole pickup has several similarities with the DP138 including the mounting and 10-foot cable.

Compared to the DP138, the pickup is more focused, with a tighter bass and a greater high-mid and treble presence.

Key Features

  • Type: Soundhole
  • Required Mods: None
  • Installation Difficulty: Low
  • Controls: Volume


Reviews mention the convenience and sound quality to be excellent. A reviewer noted that the wooden aesthetic complemented his guitar well.


Some users noticed some noise with the volume slider. Another problem users had with the volume slider was how easy it is to hit with hard strumming.


For those who want to brighten up a dark sounding acoustic or want added shimmer to cut through the band mix, the DP136 is a good choice. Because of the hassle-free installation, vintage instruments won't need any modifications.

Although this was previously on our recommended list there are more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitar Pickups - Active & Passive.

About the Author

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.