25 years ago, I decided this resonator needed an electric pickup. Not just any pickup -- it had
to be a lipstick pickup. Realise that 25 years ago internet shopping was all brand new and couldn't yet be trusted. In fact I was working with SSL technology at Netscape at the time. The only place to find lipstick pickups was through mail-order catalogues and looking around in discount bins at music stores. Didn't find any. When I actually ran a music store in the early 2000s, none of my suppliers had them. They were kind of retro / old fashioned. So anyway a couple of weeks ago I found a replacement lipstick pickup for $5 from some Chinese manufacturer. It arrived this morning. So now I intend to make good on those plans. The missing string? Corroded and snapped right off, so I guess it could use some new strings while I'm at it.