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new guitar invention

Jonathan Sims (4)

Open Guitar Forum · 9/22/2000 10:19 PM
check out our new invention for the guitar at www3.sympatico.ca/abacuscapo . it is a single stringed movable capo.
thanks
jonathan
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Re: new guitar invention

9/22/2000 10:43 PM

John Schell (6102) wrote:

Did someone say Edsel?



John

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Re: new guitar invention

9/22/2000 10:49 PM

Sam Munro (1500) wrote:

Good idea, but, Arrrghh, Too many dots on the fretboard, how the hell can you find the 3rd 5th 7th 9th and 12th frets.

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9/28/2000 7:15 PM

Sutton Reid (474) wrote:

Don't knock the Edsel, underneath the ugly exterior they were pretty conventional, and therefore, worked pretty well.

The worst part of this idea is that the little thingies are in the way. I don't know what the cost is, but if you get a Roland VG-88 with the GK2 pickup, you can set the tuning to be whatever you want. All done in software at the touch of a button and changable as fast as you send a midi program change message.

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Re: new guitar invention

9/29/2000 2:28 PM

Pauline Leland (604) wrote:

Interesting. The alternate tuning types could go wild with this. How much weight does it add? How does a magnetized neck work with steel strings? And pickups? Do the strings get magnetized?

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Re: new guitar invention

9/29/2000 4:35 PM

Steve Suomu (680) wrote:

From the web site info it's not a capo but a guitar with built in capo for each string. Unless I am reading it wrong. Don't need another guitar just so I can use different tunings. Interesting idea though.

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9/29/2000 8:47 PM

Bryan Rutherford (854) wrote:

nice idea.. ., not very practical looking though..

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12/19/2000 8:05 PM

Mario McDermott (17) wrote:

The Abacus guitar is quite a good idea, too bad it didn't come out about 8 to 10 years ago before Roland made the VG-8 (now replaced by the VG-88). With either device you can tune each string up or down two octaves, completely independent of each other (and at the push of a footswitch). The Abacus does look like it would be simpler fun to play with, on the other hand.