Many guitarists will shudder in front of this new product, we are talking about a hi-tech musical instrument, an automatic guitar able to pick the strings without the aid of the hands. It is called Circle Guitar and its operation revolves around the sequenced picking engine, thanks to which it is able to create decidedly unconventional sounds.
According to its creator, Anthony Dickens, Circle Guitar could push the guitar segment into uncharted territory. How does it work in detail? While the neck looks similar to that of a conventional guitar, the strings are plucked thanks to a rotating motor. The plectrums inserted are able to play up to 250 bpm, in total the slots available for the picks are 128, therefore Circle Guitar is theoretically able to strum the strings up to 32,000 times per minute. Here is a demo showing the guitar in opera.
Circle Guitar allows the use of DAWs, moreover it is not intended as a simple instrument for accompaniment but aims to offer something more. On board we find in fact a hexaphonic pickup, where each string is equipped with its own output. On the body of the guitar there are 6 switches able to select / deselect the strings individually.
Circle Guitar is not yet on sale, there is no certain information about its arrival on the market. However, it is possible to subscribe to the mailing list (in SOURCE) to get updates, we leave you to watch the second usage demo. Speaking of hi-tech guitars, do you know the Jammy portable modular guitar? Here you will find more information.