Now this looks like a fun instrument, I played Sitar for a year at Uni and I imagine there would be some similarities in feel with this cylindrical frets and no neck to rest your palm on. It does have a center rod however that you rest your thumb on so you are forced to play a certain way, obviously no thumb over neck because there isn’t one.
Gittler Instruments, LLC announces its launch of the newly designed Gittler Guitar, invented in the 1970’s by musician and minimalist design pioneer Allan Gittler. With only 60 models released in the 1980’s, the guitar has become a legendary and iconic symbol of think-forward design.
Featured in the New York Museum of Modern Art and Boston Fine Arts Museum, the instrument, consisting of 31 frets, is a striking minimalist design incorporating rounded cylindrical and ergonomic features. The newly improved Gittler guitar is made of aircraft grade Titanium and boasts a long list of exciting features that were either unavailable or unrealized up until now, including:
- Electronics box (Ebox)
- 6 individual pickups of revolutionary design
- Hexaphonic output capability
- Patented locking string mechanism
- Abrasion resistant Titanium construction
- Active electronics and tone shaping circuit
- LED fret marker lighting
- Adjustable bridge
- Strap anchor points and adjustable bout
- Optional LOXX™ strap lock system
- Deluxe version in gun-metal finish with Aerospace Teflon™ coating
Here’s the Gittler Guitar in action: