Don’t know if you’ve ever tried one of these guitars, but I’ve fallen in love with them. Plenty of really stupid design decisions but some great ones too.
Yamaha describes the pickups thus:
Developed with the custom shop at Yamaha Artist Services, Hollywood, the A2 pickups perfectly compliment the tonal characteristics of the A.I.R. body. Designed with the input of some of the world’s greatest guitar players, the A2’s powerful tone belies its light weight.
The rumour is that these are Dimarzio pickups (denied by Dimarzio). So I bought a Dimarzio Soapbar Tone Zone to try it out in one of my A2s.
Guess which one is the unique custom pickup designed by Yamaha?
BTW, the custom pickup string spacing doesn’t even match the custom bridge string spacing.