I am looking to source (or create) a pickup that can be used for an instrument where the strings are not in such a flat plane (most guitars are at least 7" radius, modern being close to 20!). It will be for a cello, which has a radius of around 3" I am wondering if it is possible to create one that is curved so I do not need very tall pole pieces for the center strings (center pole pieces would need to be possibly 1.5 cm taller than the side pieces!). If this is the easiest way, where can I find longer pole pieces? I would like the idea of lipstick pickups better so that way I don't need to worry about string spacing and could use it for 4/5/6 stringed instruments of the same radius. Think of it like an ES175 archtop with that single pickup near the neck. Of course that can be flat because the guitar strings don't sit THAT high above it. I COULD just throw any lipstick under the strings and hope for the best, but I wouldn't have even string response. I know there are MandoCellos but they aren't bowed so the radius can be flatter. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!