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The Moog Guitar is HERE!

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:50 pm
by Phollop Willing PA

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:21 pm
by Jack Spider
That sounds fantastic! I like the way it handles both sustain and staccato.

I like its styling too - the recessed control section and matching headstock reminds me of the Yamaha RGX series. I think the Emerald finish is quite fetching.

Neck looks a little narrow though, so I'll have to give it a miss! :lol:

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:22 pm
by JSRockit
Ugly, but cool.

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:09 pm
by AstroDan
Really, really cool but way too expensive. I'm sure it's way better than a Fernandez Sustainer, but who's going to be able to afford one of these? Lou Reed will probably get one for free. :D

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:27 pm
by Johnny Lenin
I hope Moog doesn;t have too much capital tied up in this. Great idea, but I imagine it's a limited market.

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:38 pm
by hfinn
A limited market perhaps, but not as much as you might think. Honestly, I bet they would sell more of these then they would a modern analog memorymoog (which would be in a similar price range)

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:39 pm
by otto
Love the unlimited sustain sounds. It has a haunting sound like a guitar recording playing backwards. The downsides are that I'm not sure what it can do justifies the extreme expense and it looks like a mid-life crisis wet dream, it's ugly.

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:03 pm
by Pilot352
I put this in the same category as the Gibson Robot. The Les Paul that automatically tunes itself. Cool "gadget" but is it really needed? And for what price??

I'll stick with my trusty Strat. and just make music with it. Then spend my money on toys that I can use.

-Pilot

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:06 pm
by pricklyrobot
Seems (I won't say looks, because I agree that it's hideously ugly, very late '80s/early '90s style) cool. But, yeah, who besides rich old dudes, who have a little change left from their mid-life crisis sports cars, are going to buy these?

Is this one the flagship model (like the Voyager) and they'll be a stripped-down (Lil' Phatty-esque) version at some point (although even at 1/3 the price this would still be a damned expensive guitar)? Otherwise I don't see it being much more than a custom-order novelty thing for rich guitar collectors or major label musicians with someone else's money to waste.

Personally, I'll keep getting my infinite sustain by cranking the gain on my fuzz pedal.

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:17 pm
by Joey
that thing is PRICEY.

but will open up a world of new sounds for guitarists.

I wish it looked better.

i'd buy one if I had the money

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:33 pm
by hyphen nation
you know, I am usually the first to defend a synth manufacturers prices...a company deserves to get paid...and I imagine a healthy amount of R&D went into this, but considering I could get a couple highly custom, beautiful hand crafted guitars for my self, built to my specs...I think Moog overpriced this one...

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:41 pm
by nadafarms
I bet some of the fruitiest smooth jazz you have ever heard is going to come out of that guitar...

Listen to the demos its an old dude smoothie heaven machine!

I would hope for that price there would be more than sustain, you would think they could have a pitch tracking monosynth at the least for that price.

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:42 pm
by hfinn
pricklyrobot wrote:Seems (I won't say looks, because I agree that it's hideously ugly, very late '80s/early '90s style) cool. But, yeah, who besides rich old dudes, who have a little change left from their mid-life crisis sports cars, are going to buy these?
I bet a lot of indie bands would love these. I know I would and I'm not even in an indie band. To call this a mid life crisis thing to me is a little ridiculous. The concept is great. I really love it. I would buy one if it were cheaper (maybe used in a few years these will come down some). But I can't really think of some mid life sports car buying man would be like "Ooooh, an infinite sustain guitar!"

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:58 pm
by pricklyrobot
hfinn wrote:
pricklyrobot wrote:Seems (I won't say looks, because I agree that it's hideously ugly, very late '80s/early '90s style) cool. But, yeah, who besides rich old dudes, who have a little change left from their mid-life crisis sports cars, are going to buy these?
I bet a lot of indie bands would love these. I know I would and I'm not even in an indie band. To call this a mid life crisis thing to me is a little ridiculous. The concept is great. I really love it. I would buy one if it were cheaper (maybe used in a few years these will come down some). But I can't really think of some mid life sports car buying man would be like "Ooooh, an infinite sustain guitar!"
No, I wasn't talking about the concept or the sound and who might want one of these (it sounds cool, I might, if it were remotely near my price range). I was just speculating (and none too seriously, at that) as to who might actually buy one, based on the price, and to a lesser extent what strikes me as cheesy, outdated styling.

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:05 pm
by OriginalJambo
At the very least it's a fantastic innovation. You don't seen Fender or Gibson coming up with new designs like these, and surely they should know guitars better than a company that up until now has only been producing theremins and synthesisers for nowhere near as long.

I also agree with Jack here - I think it looks quite fetching actually. Funny people here are saying it looks dated when it seems vintage guitars from the '60s and '70s get plenty of love for their looks alone.