Most advanced guitar ever...

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by walrus, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. walrus

    walrus New Member

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    Don't know if anyone else saw this, but this is really cool. Just pull the back off the guitar and swap out pickups, etc.

     
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  2. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Take a scoot over to their website. Some pretty neat ideas
     
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  3. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Saw this a few months ago and thought WTF?
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Doesn’t even have a whammy bar.
     
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  5. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I played one a couple of months ago. Gotta say, the tone was thin. Sometimes a really cool tech idea just doesn’t make for a great sounding instrument.
     
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  6. Screamingdaisy

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    Once you’ve figured out which pickups you prefer and the novelty of changing them wears off you’re now stuck with a hollow guitar that comes apart for no reason.

    I like the concept more than the execution.
     
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  7. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    Thanks, I think I posted the same sometime after the OP had posted. Interesting concept. Wondering if this is the next wave of guitar tech?
     
  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Wrong body shape. Fail.
     
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  9. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    I saw that. Clamshell bodies, bamboo fingerboards, mmm....meh. The engineering is killer, though. I do love how the pickup height is one screw, but wondered how the slant might not be perfect for all string sets, you know?
     
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  10. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Did it sound "tinny" to anyone else?
     
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  11. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    The sound seems to be a problem with instruments not designed with the inherent lossy-ness of wooden instruments. They sound too 'hi fi', the overdrive becomes too shrill.

    If you are going to do a guitar like this, you have to match the pickups to the materials.
     
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  12. Paz

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    He needs to cut his fingernails!!
     
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  13. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    And, you have to have special pups that will only work with this guitar and no others without modification. :rolleyes:
     
  14. eugeneelgr

    eugeneelgr @eugeneelgr

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    All that tech don't mean nothing with that fret access.
     
  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Exactly what I said to my father-in-law when we watched the vid.

    But then it’s a concept that could be developed!
     
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  16. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    I like innovation. I'd love to try one.
     
  17. Acnestes

    Acnestes "If I can do it, it's not art." - Red Green

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    It's not a new idea. The old plexiglass Dan Armstrongs had replaceable/repositionable pickups, for one, and there was another one back in the 70's or 80's, Electro-something I think, that the Outlaws endorsed at one point. This guitar is a lot more upscale, though.
     
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  18. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    Sounds as if those ideas didnt catch on; or not enough to influence design beyond those models. Musicians are always slow to accept new ideas. Frequently the same idea needs to be reintroduced or tinkered with before it it eventually accepted into mainstream design.
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Especially different body shapes!
     
  20. Acnestes

    Acnestes "If I can do it, it's not art." - Red Green

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    Yeah, talk to Ned Steinberger about that one!
     
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