Stringed instruments and accessories

Gibson to show technology and innovation

Gibson Guitar will exhibit an array of new products at the summer NAMM trade show 2004, main exhibit hall, Booth 1034. Gibson's focus on technology and innovation will be demonstrated in the company's first initial production offering of the highly anticipated digital guitar and the new Synapse line of Steinberger guitars and basses. Gibson Labs will also offer a sneak peak at limited edition Les Paul Jr. amplifier with plexiglass cabinet.
The limited-run of digital guitars are designed for Gibson dealers to demonstrate the capabilities of digital technology to guitar players. Utilizing Gibson's patented MaGIC digital transport protocol, the Gibson Digital offers six separate digital signals - one for each string - providing the player with myriad tonal and panning possibilities. The limited run will feature a metallic blue finish and special tuners and control knobs.
The new Steinberger Synapse line features the latest innovations from legendary engineer Ned Steinberger, who broke free from traditional design in 1980 by introducing a bass with a rectangular body, headless construction and carbon-fiber materials. "The Synapse guitar incorporates all the tweaks and improvements that have been brewing in my mind ever since the original Steinberger GL-series guitar went into production over 20 years ago," Steinberger said. Innovations include a TransScale neck with integrated capo and custom electronics, pieze bridge pickup, a strap extension for better balance and string clamps to accept conventional strings as well as the traditional double-ball end type.
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