Most electric guitars require a whole set-up including speakers and a recording studio. But not the Fusion Guitar.
It has speakers built-in, so you can entertain crowds wherever you are without needing a roadie to help carry your kit. Both speakers are 30W and contain a high/mid-range driver. It also has an iPhone dock – slot your handset in, and it effectively becomes the recording studio, letting you lay down and store tracks for listening back.
But of course it can do a lot more too. Thanks to the power of the iPhone, you can upload your tracks using SoundCloud, AirDrop, iMessage, email, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and more.
It also doubles as a controller for your guitar, bringing up effects, knobs to twiddle, amplifier modelling, 8-track recording, access to sheet music and even guitar tutorials.
The built-in lithium-ion 11.1V 3,200mAh battery recharges in just over an hour, and lets you play for 12. You won't need a power socket, so you can play out in the open air unencumbered.
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If you want to switch back to a regular electric guitar for a while, it also has a standard 1/4-inch guitar jack socket, so it can work as a normal electric guitar without any iPhone processing. The neck extends though the body to the bridge which is attached to the neck/body extension, which gives it the tone of a traditional electric guitar.
It's well on its way to its $35,000 funding goal. If successful, it will ship early next year.