I did the final finish work and gluing of a Martin HD-28V kit guitar a couple years ago and amazingly, it turned out better than I expected, especially the sound. Pics of my project guitar:
I've always wanted to add a pickup system to this guitar, but of course in a hidden method (under the saddle pickup) with a hidden on-board preamp. The pickup system I'm interested in adding is the Fishman Ellipse Aura, which includes an under-saddle pickup coupled with an onboard preamp that hides under the soundhole.
My question is, how should I approach adding the pickup under the saddle? The vintage-style saddle is a through-cut saddle so it's not going to be as simple as it could be with just sanding down an original drop-in saddle.
Should I notch the saddle somehow or cut deeper in the bridge? Has anyone had experience doing this? Martin used to sell the equivalent guitar Martin HD-28VE (with Fishman pickup already installed) so I know that somehow it's possible.
Thanks for any help anyone may have to offer.