Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Moog Guitar!!!

The guys who invented the synth which revolutionized music back in the day are back with a pretty freakin amazing guitar.
From what I hear, this guitar may be pretty revolutionary.
Check out this video of some guitarists (including Lou Reed) trying it out.

I am no guitarist but it does sound pretty amazing. The only problem I foresee is that you can do too much. I always enjoy stripped down indie folk-rock and I'm not sure if this guitar would fit in with those kinds of songs.

Here are some stats:

FULL SUSTAIN MODE - like no other sustainer; infinite sustain on every string, at every fret position and at any volume. You may have heard sustain before but not with this power (we call it "Vo Power") and clarity.

CONTROLLED SUSTAIN MODE - allows you to play sustained single or polyphonic lines without muting technique. The Moog Guitar sustains the notes you are playing while actively muting the strings you are not playing.

MUTE MODE - removes energy from the strings, resulting in a variety of staccato articulations. The mute mode has never been heard on any other guitar; the Vo Power stops the strings with the same intensity that it sustains them. You feel the instrument transform in your hands.

HARMONIC BLENDS – use the included foot pedal to shift the positive energy of Vo Power in Sustain mode and the subtractive force of Vo Power in Mute mode between the bridge and neck pick-ups to pull both subtle and dramatic harmonics from the strings.

MOOG FILTER - control the frequency of the built-in, resonant Moog ladder filter using the foot pedal or a CV Input.

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