Entries Tagged as 'Misc Guitar'

A Stringless Touchscreen Guitar

Obsessed with digital guitar, misadigital.com (based in Sydney, Australia) created a unique stringless touchscreen guitar. The guitar sound is generated from the computer inside the guitar. It will be emulated using MIDI sound.

The Misa digital guitar is a MIDI controller. It must be plugged into a MIDI capable sound module. The sound of this instrument is limited only by what you connect to it.

Specifications: Linux kernel 2.6.31 (Gentoo); 24 frets; touchscreen; MIDI out; Ethernet; and SSH server.

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Guitar Details

The guitar itself is CNC machined out of solid ABS plastic. This is an extremely solid body, not like injection moulded plastic which is thin, lightweight and hollow.

The screen is an 8.4″ LCD 800×600 resolution. The CPU is a 500MHz x86 compatible AMD Geode which makes life easier, I guess. The operating system is Gentoo Linux which I’ve stripped down to be as lean as possible. Graphics (framebuffer access) is done with DirectFB which acts as a fast layer on top of the hardware.

The neck is 144 “keycaps” sitting on top of a special keymat that I had tooled. They are not pressure sensitive – but I made the decision early on not to include this because I don’t feel it is neccessary, it would make the instrument harder to play and less reliable.

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Gibson SG Zoot Suit (Limited Edition)

Gibson SG Zoot Suit

The new Gibson Zoot Suit SG guitar is the ultimate for stage style and playability. The word “Zoot” is jazz slang meaning extravagant style to which this guitar encapsulates. At first glance, one might think that the unique coloration of the Zoot Suit guitar is simply a clever paint scheme. Incredibly though, there is no paint used on the guitar.

The Zoot Suit
The body of the Zoot Suit features a brand new body built with multiple birch wood laminate pieces (each one approximately .075” thick), each dyed with a different color then compressed and bonded together to form one solid block of wood. No paint is used. Each body is given two coats of satin nitrocellulose lacquer.

By reorienting the dyed laminates opposite from the body, you can view the pin-stripe color pattern through relief designs that have been machined out of the head veneers, which also allows maximum strength to the overall structure of the neck.

Featuring a brand new body built with multiple birch wood laminate, each laminate piece is dyed with a different color then compressed and bonded together to form one solid block of wood. Two coats of satin lacquer are then applied to provide a smooth finish and also help protect the body from any damage.

Unique
Standard sg features. The features are less in the mechanics thaqnin the body which is unique and gorgeous. Plays well,good action and tone.Im sure it will outlive me. It is a tad heavy if they could fix that with some routing like they did on the les paul.

Specs
Style: Double Cutaway SG
Body: Laminated layers of dyed birch
Neck: Set Mahogany
Neck joint angle: 3 degrees
Scale Length: 24-3/4 in.
Neck Profile: Traditional rounded
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12 in.
No. Of Frets: 22
Fingerboard Inlays: None
Nut: Corian
Nut Width: 1.69 in.
Neck Pickup: 496R humbucker
Bridge Pickup: 500T Humbucker
Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Knobs: Clear top hat
Hardware: Nickel
Tuners: Grover Rotomatic
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Case: Gig bag

Estimate Price: $1,199.00

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