Fusion Guitar, the all-in-one instrument
Californian company Fusion Guitars designed a guitar with built-in amp, speakers and iPhone dock, and launched the project on Indiegogo.
The Fusion Guitar is a double-cutaway electric guitar that looks like a standard instrument, with a body-through 33” maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, medium jumbo frets, dual Hot Rail humbucking pickups with coil tap switch, volume controls and 3-way pickup switch, and 1/4” output. The body is made of fiber and polymere composite material.
You’ll also find on the Fusion Guitar a 20 W class D amp, two Tymphany Peerless 30 W full range speaker, a mid/high speaker ; two of them are installed on the top and the third on the side, next to the iPhone dock, as well as 1/8” line input and output to connect headphones, speakers or mic. All of this weighs 3.9 kg only and is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (the manufacturer announces 12 hours of use and only one hour to charge it). Sound level is 94 dB and the guitar includes a patent-pending sound isolation technology that minimizes feedback.
Thanks to the integration of a 24-bit / 48 kHz iOS interface and iPhone/iPod Touch dock, you can use virtual instruments, recorders, processors and learning apps directly on the Fusion Guitar (JampUp Pro XT, Bias Amp, Yousician, Tab Pro, GarageBand, etc.).
The Fusion Guitar will ship with replaceable docks for the iPhone 5 and 6 and the iPod Touch gen 5, as well as the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPod Touch Gen 6 which are expected in 2016.
The Fusion Guitar will have a final price of $799 but you can pre-order yours now starting from $399 and crowdfund the project at www.indiegogo.com. Here’ a presentation of the instrument:
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