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H.M. McIntyre Pickups is small family business. Like really small. It's me. I am the business. Over the years, I have had a number of great employees in my shop, but have found that working directly with players and luthiers brings greater success and satisfaction than dealing with big box entities, so streamlining has served me well. When you call me with an order or a question, the hands that answer the phone are the hands that make your pickup. Most of our pickup models can be modified to address the needs of your instrument or any non-instrument you may want to amplify...yeah, ask me about "heating duct guy" when you call. Additionally, I can take an order most any time or place, even while waiting for a connecting flight in the Istanbul airport. That happened.
Covid changed many things for all of us. Since my mom lived alone and needed some company and extra hands during the pandemic, I converted my late father's workshop to pickup production in 2020, giving me the ability to work both here and at my Oak Island facility, a good thing during hurricane season. My mom is now 95, probably healthier than you or me, and happy that she is able to continue living in her home in Raeford, NC. Returning to my hometown was not in my plans, but if you want to hear the universe laugh, make a plan.
Life changes and so must we. To that end, I will update this site as often as possible.
Judith A. McDougald, Wearer of ALL the Hats
PS: The most ill-fitting hat of all is the website hat, so bear with a geriatric technological dinosaur.