Check this out and say what you think about it.www.kickstarter.com/projects/boazinstruments/boaz-one-one-modular-g...
Mojo sold separately.
I like the smell of horses. I like the way they lay their ears back when they're annoyed. They have personality. They inspire you to ride 'em, or write a song about 'em or just give 'em a carrot.
I'd rather ride a sway-back nag and never win a race than to ride a robot in the Kentucky Derby.
I know what you mean.
I have metal reso guitars and they work great(have wood necks and some wood in body). I made a guitar out of PVC. It works, but the tone is a bit sterile. There are quality plastic materials to make a guitar out of and it's been done many times in the past, but they lack that wood tone I'm used to hearing so that doesn't appeal to me at all.
The ability to quick change the pickups and body shapes can be appealing for a artist's needs for performing and the onboard preamp with speaker is a nice touch for time with family or friends(whether they like it or not). The bridge mechanism was interesting.
But for me, No Wood - No Good. A guy on the net made some quick change pieces out of wood for a tonewood test with good change result, so it's possible to use the wood. Besides, we don't need more plastic to end up in the trash later.
I'm with you. Just more junk to go wrong!
Somebody makes one of these modular guitars about every few years since the later 60’s & they’re still not catching on?
My big question is "WHY"? Would you want or need too? In real life what meaningful purpose does it serve? Anyone that I have known over the years that play, have a small collection of guitars that they will kill you over(at least cave your head in) because there's something about the tone, feel of playing, make model serial # etc. These things are just "Stuff"! Guitar Hero gaming dust collection system. 5-10 yrs down the road garage sale items. IMO
It's a solution for a non-existing problem.
Wow! I hadn't seen this. It looks like a pretty amazing design... espeically for that price. I'm not sure how much mojo they'll have ;-) but the design is certainly well thought out. That said, I'm not sure guitar players will love it as 90% of a guitar is about aesthetics and feel (to most players anyway). Still, I have to admire the engineering.
I really admire the switch-ability engineering. If they would only work that out with wood, I'd be all over it.
I have seen a few similar ideas. This is the first one I saw
More recently I saw a demo video by Justin Johnson
I have watched this on 3 different devices and to my ears the different pickups all sound the same. I would be interested in other opinions (maybe it is my tone deaf ears?)
This design keeps the appearance of a normal guitar.
..and another variation
From the various sound clips I have listened to the widest tonal variation comes from the addition of a piezo. Much cheaper than any of the above :0)
That's a cool way of doing a quick change. You can use "bullet connectors" for quick change electronics.