Modeling electric guitars are special instruments designed for the rare breed of player who wants access to an incredibly wide palette of tones, ranging from traditional to futuristic, and the ability to switch between them on a dime. Your creativity is completely unfettered - able to take you and your audience on an sonic journey. These guitars are designed for players who see the instrument not as a jumble of ancient electronics, but as a high-octane vehicle of expression.
The modeling electronics on these guitars combine with the traditional magnetic pickups to deliver an unheard of variety of sounds. You have access to everything from vintage guitar tones to the sound of exotic instruments and even alternate tunings right at your fingertips. The onboard controls allow you to switch between instrument models, pickup models, alternate tunings, and different voicings completely on-the-fly. Feel like rocking a vintage rockabilly sound for 2 measures, then dropping into a baritone for several bars before landing softly into a sweet acoustic voicing that you’ve subtly enhanced by by tweaking the settings to make it your own? Anything is possible.
That’s right. You can use the included software to fine-tune pickup configuration, volume, individual string pitch, and more to your heart's content. Want a specific tuning or a particular combination of voicings for separate groups of strings? It’s yours. How about an exotic instrument detuned to a lower register? No problem. In fact, your sound is only limited by your creativity as you put your unique signature on your sound with your own custom instrument models. It’s like being a luthier, amp builder, and exotic instrument collector at the same time.
These guitars are built with incredible attention to detail with fit and finish that are second-to-none. We carry a large selection of singlecut and doublecut models made with tried-and-true body woods like alder and mahogany and topped with great-looking maple. You also have your choice of eye-catching natural finishes or a variety of gorgeous colors. They come in a variety of nut widths, scale lengths, and any combination of humbucker and single coil pickups you can think of. We even have options with an added piezo pickup for that open acoustic sound. Finally, don’t forget to decide on fixed or tremolo tail pieces.
If you’re new to the world of modeling guitars, this can be a lot to take in. You likely have a ton of questions about how the software works and what specific instrument models are available. We’re here to help. Give your Sales Engineer a call and we’ll go over all of your options. Before long, you and your modeling guitar will be enjoying overwhelming applause. Learn More
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