Mooer, a manufacturer of popular effects pedals and amps, is about to launch an IndieGoGo campaign for its first guitar, the “intelligent”
While Mooer hasn’t revealed the full scope of its smart guitar’s capabilities, most of its features seem to revolve around the GTRS mobile app, where you can create and customize digital pedalboards. The GTRS also has a built-in super knob to control parameters, plus an optional GWF4 wireless footswitch to help navigate effects and presets while playing live.
It is not clear how guitarists will control the S800’s drum machine or looper, although it is possible to link these functions to the Super Knob and GWF4 footswitch. I’m rooting for the Super Knob, though, because the GWF4 footswitch only has a 15-hour battery when on standby (probably a lot less if you’re jamming).
Ignoring its digital properties, the GTRS is a Stratocaster-style guitar with an American basswood body, a standard C-roasted Canadian maple neck and a 12 ”radius rosewood fingerboard. It features two single-coil pickups, the SC-1N Alnico V and SC-1M Alnico V, plus an HM-1B Alnico V humbucking bridge pickup. This pickup combination makes for a pretty versatile guitar, which should help the GTRS suit a variety of playing styles.
Mooer has not announced any pricing or shipping dates for the guitar. But given the company’s history of affordable effects pedals and amps, the GTRS may not be that expensive. If you want to be first in line when Mooer launches the S800 GTRS on IndieGoGo, you can sign up for email updates before the product debuts.
Source: Mooer via GuitarWorld