Stringed instruments and accessories
At winter NAMM 2003 Pignose, the first company to make guitar amps totally portable, introduced
three new guitars - acoustic, doublecutaway electric, and strat-style. - with built-in speaker, 20 watt amp and mixer.
Based on a design from musician and entertainer Nat Piccierilli, the Pignose guitars eliminate the need in many situations for external amplification, musicians are freed to make music in virtually any situation. A variety of opportunities are presented by the Pignose self contained guitar system . It is possible for example, to amplify a second guitar through the Pignose guitar's onboard amp and mixer; a microphone can be utilized with the amp and mixer so that the guitarist can both sing and play.
Pignose president Howard Chatt quotes, "Our new guitars represent a strong move forward for us in all three areas. Just as thirty years ago the legendary Pignose made it possible for guitar players to take their amp anywhere, now we're giving guitar players the option to leave the amp behind."