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BOSS GK-5 Divided Electric Guitar Pickup


Manufacturer's Description

Next-Generation Divided Guitar Pickup for BOSS Guitar Synthesizers

The GK-5 is a user-installable guitar pickup designed for the advanced Serial GK digital interface found in the latest BOSS guitar synthesizer products. Offering improved performance over the previous analog 13-pin interface, Serial GK opens a universe of new sonic possibilities in guitar and bass synthesis.


  • Next-generation divided pickup for guitars with steel strings
  • Supports the Serial GK interface used in the latest BOSS guitar synthesizer products
  • Stable digital signal transmission
  • Light and streamlined connector housing with a lower profile than previous GK pickups
  • Flat, slimline pickup fits on most standard electric guitars
  • Includes an attachment plate for the bridge on Les Paul-style guitars
  • Connector housing mounts securely to the instrument’s strap button with the included bracket
  • Specially designed BOSS Serial GK cables (BGK series) available for stable and accurate operation with your Serial GK product

Expand Your Creative Range with a BOSS Divided Pickup

The GK-5 Divided Pickup is a specialized guitar pickup designed for the GM-800 and other BOSS guitar synthesizer products. Unlike standard guitar pickups—which send all string signals to a combined output—the GK-5 senses each string individually, sending their signals to separate outputs within the Serial GK system. This isolated string information allows your compatible BOSS product to perform all sorts of advanced processing feats not possible with standard pickups.

About the Next-Generation Serial GK System

Serial GK is a new digital instrument interface developed for BOSS guitar synthesizers. It features a secure, space-saving connection that offers a lower profile than previous GK products. BOSS BGK series cables are specially designed for optimum performance with the Serial GK system, and they’re more durable and easier to handle than 13-pin analog cables.


  • Connector: GK OUT jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (for BGK cable only)
  • Accessories
    • Mounting Parts Set
    • Owner’s Manual
    • Leaflet Notes
  • Options (sold separately): Serial GK cable: BGK-15 (15 ft./4.5 m), BGK-30 (30 ft./9 m)

Size and Weight (Body)

  • Width
    • 38 mm
    • 1-1/2 inches
  • Depth
    • 73 mm
    • 2-7/8 inches
  • Height
    • 16 mm
    • 41/64 inches
  • Weight
    • 30 g
    • 1.1 oz

Size and Weight (Pickup)

  • Width
    • 103 mm
    • 4-1/32 inches
  • Depth
    • 8 mm
    • 21/64 inches
  • Height
    • 9 mm
    • 23/64 inches
  • Weight
    • 10 g
    • 0.04 oz