Moog, famous for revolutionising rock with the synthesiser are now applying their formidable skill to the development of a new guitar.
The massive innovation is that the Moog Guitar Paul Vo Edition has infinite sustain, the strings that have "a specific metallurgy designed to work with the Moog pickups, the pickups are simultaneously listening to the strings and controlling them."It has other radical features too:
Controlled Sustain Mode - allows you to play sustained single or polyphonic lines without muting technique. The Moog Guitar sustains the notes you are playing while actively muting the strings you are not playing.
Mute Mode - removes energy from the strings, resulting in a variety of staccato articulations. The mute mode has never been heard on any other guitar; the Vo Power stops the strings with the same intensity that it sustains them. You feel the instrument transform in your hands.
Harmonic Blends – use the included foot pedal to shift the positive energy of Vo Power in Sustain mode and the subtractive force of Vo Power in Mute mode between the bridge and neck pick-ups to pull both subtle and dramatic harmonics from the strings.
Moog Filter - control the frequency of the built-in, resonant Moog ladder filter using the foot pedal or a CV Input. (Source Listening Post)
Lou Reed is pretty excited: "As soon as it's ready, I want it. The day you can sell it, I would buy it from you."
The guitars will be ready in September o8. Go here for a video of Lou Reed and Vernon Reed trying it out