Here are the specs:
Premium Swamp Ash or Mahogany
Flame Maple or Quilted Maple
Tiger Eye, Tobacco Burst, Navy Mist, Plum, Emerald, Honey, Scarlet, Aqua.
(See Finish Chart)
7degree Angled Peghead, 22 Fret, 12" Radius, 25 1/2" Scale, Headstock finished to match body.
2 custom-designed Moog pickups
Piezo saddles in bridge.
The piezo is blended in with the normal output of the Moog Guitar and it can be output separately thru the quarter inch jack.
The piezo does not require external power; it receives auxiliary power from an onboard 9V battery.
Gold and Black.
Moog customized Wilkinson Tremolo with Graph Tech piezo saddles.
Custom Moog Guitar Strings;
ships with 10-52
Packaged Set 10-52 (.010, .013, .017, .030, .042, .052)
Packaged Set 9-46 (.009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046)
Packaged Set 11-52 (.011, .014, .018, .030, .044, .052)
Bulk Individual .012
Bulk Individual .016
Bulk Individual .042
Moog patented Guitar Electronics including Moog Ladder Filter.
Vo Power:The amount of coherent power applied to the strings to either sustain or mute them.
Piezo Blend: blends the outputs of the piezo and Moog pick-ups.
Harmonic Balance shifts the Vo Power (sustain/mute) between the neck and bridge pick-up. In the center
position the power is balanced between the neck and bridge.
Master Volume controls overall volume, including both the Moog Pick-up output as well as the piezo.
Tone/Filter controls both tone and the resonance of the Moog Ladder Filter, dependent upon the position of the Filter Mode Toggle switch.
Moog Guitar Mode determines the application of Vo Power. There are three positions: Sustain, Controlled Sustain, and Mute.
Filter Mode Toggle with three positions:
Standard Guitar Tone, an articulated Moog filter (e.g similar to an auto-wah), and classic Moog Ladder Filter.
Five Position Pick-up Selector: Piezo, Moog Pick-up: Bridge Only, Both Out of Phase, Both In Phase, Neck only.
Moog Foot Pedal Controller
Controls Harmonic Blend and the frequency response of the Moog Ladder Filter. Supplies Power to the guitar.
External Control Voltage Input (0 to 5VDC)
Specifications Subject To Change Without Notification
Hardshell Gold Tweed with leather bound corners
Gold Moog Logo Imprinted metal plate on outside edge
Interior Custom Form-fit for Moog Guitar body
Internal covered storage compartment
Storage compartment for expression pedal
Specifications subject to change without notice
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Okay, I've gone through the specs provided by Phollop Willing PA (I haven't checked the Moog site for updates since I last looked a couple of weeks ago), and highlighted in bold the stuff that isn't 'standard' on a normal guitar, obviously dependent on what type of guitar you're buying - so that basically means the pickups and filter etc. If you look at the other stuff - set neck, AAAAA maple top, ebony fingerboard, handmade by a luthier etc. - you'll find that that stuff on its own, from any guitar maker, would cost about £2500/$5000, in which case you're paying £700/$1400 for the 'extra' stuff that defines it as THE Moog guitar - namely, the hundred or so (whatever Amos said) discrete analogue
components. Personally, I don't think that's overpriced at all - my former guitar teacher was selling his '59 Les Paul Goldtop for £25000/$50000 last year (in the end he couldn't bear to part with it).
I think a lot of people are ignoring the skill that goes into making a physical instrument, as opposed to an electronic circuit. So stop complaining about the price.
And FWIW, I don't think it's ugly either - that green looks quite nice IMHO. The sound and innovation that it brings to the market can't be denied. And stereo output? Cool...
All praise the Moog guitar! Although I am, admittedly, perfectly happy with my strat.