Zoybar open-source guitars

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by nakleh, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. nakleh

    nakleh Senior Member

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    I'm sure there is a market for these .. somewhere.

    Zoybar open-source DIY guitars for Steve Vai-types only - Engadget

    If you've ever thought about building a guitar for one second, you know that it's so insanely complicated that it's almost not worth the effort. The Zoybar kits aim to reduce a lot of those complexities -- the components are all open-source, extremely customizable, and modular. They boast seemingly endless options for the guitar (or whatever you choose to build), not to mention the possibilities of the special effects displays. It looks like it's going to be pretty simple to get creative with the kits, but it's a little hard to tell. There's no word on what the components or kits are going to cost, but they claim to be launching in December. Looks like we know what we're getting cousin Yngwie for his birthday!

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  2. Csharp

    Csharp Senior Member

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    That's a bit too far out there for me. I couldn't find pricing for anything, so that's probably out there too. I'm not sure that a modular, interchangeable instrument could be trusted to stay in tune, or together for that matter. If I'm going to spend my bucks on a 'kit', I'll wait to see what Roman has up his sleeve. Makes you think though, thanks.

    Edit to add: I did notice that the odd one in the(mostly fretless) samples shown was the fretted one. I guess if your out of tune it's your fault for having your fingers in the wrong place.

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