I’ve been jonesing for a new guitar lately. I’ve played for years now and still am not very good, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to add to my collection of guitars and basses (between electrics and acoustics, I’ve got eight, though most are back home in Toledo because we’ve got very little space). I’ve been looking at the Epiphone Wilshire and Wildcat and especially the newly released Fender Blacktop Jazzmaster and Jaguar. Since I’m not very good I tend to gravitate towards interesting shapes as opposed to solid craftsmanship. But, then today, thanks to an article on Wired, I’ve heard about another guitar I’m really curious about (though could never afford thanks to the $3,500 price tag).
The guitar’s called the Moog Guitar Model E1 and even though I don’t pretend to completely understand the science behind it, the idea is that the guitar allows notes to basically sustain for as long as you hold onto the string, whereas a normal guitar will eventually die out. It sounds amazing and then I looked at the Moog site where they’ve got a bunch of videos of skilled musicians playing the guitar and enjoying the hell out of it. Above you can check out a video of Garage Mahal’s Fareed Haque explaining how rad the guitar is and below is Kaki King getting her first taste and getting blown away.
But this is my favorite video where a dude combines the axe with an Etherware Plus theremin which is also produced by Moog for $519.
How has rock and roll gone on this long without implementing the punch as a way of rocking out?! Now I’ve got a few more things on the dream list of gear to buy.