The Model E1 Moog Guitar uses the same innovative electronics and pickups as the original Paul Vo Collector Edition, with some exciting changes. The Moog Guitar Model E1 provides an incredibly intimat... Click To Read More About This Product
The Model E1 Moog Guitar uses the same innovative electronics and pickups as the original Paul Vo Collector Edition, with some exciting changes. The Moog Guitar Model E1 provides an incredibly intimate playing experience that connects musicians directly to the source of the sound: the strings of the guitar. It does this by controlling the way the strings vibrate. In a very coherent way, the Model E1 gives energy to, and takes energy away from the strings. The resulting timbres do not rely on effects or post-processing. They are created directly from the strings.
The Moog Electric Guitar pickups are a patented, custom design. They have single-coil architecture, but have some differences from your classic single-coil design. The output level of the Moog Guitar has been set about halfway between the classic Fender single-coil output and the classic Gibson humbucker output. This would be comparable to the classic P90 pickup. The piezo pickup is blended in with the normal output of the Moog E1 Guitar and it can be output separately thru the quarter inch jack. The piezo does not require external power; it receives auxiliary power from an onboard 9V battery.
The Moog Guitar Electronics add an unparalleled range of expression to the Moog Guitar:
Full Sustain Mode “ like no other sustainer; infinite sustain on every string, at every fret position and at any volume. You may have heard sustain before but not with this power ( "Vo Power") and clarity.
Controlled Sustain Mode “ allows you to play sustained single or polyphonic lines without muting technique. The Moog E1 Guitar sustains the notes you are playing while actively muting the strings you are not playing.
Mute Mode “ removes energy from the strings, resulting in a variety of staccato articulations. The mute mode has never been heard on any other guitar; the Vo Power stops the strings with the same intensity that it sustains them. You feel the instrument transform in your hands.
Harmonic Blends “ use the included foot pedal to shift the positive energy of Vo Power in Sustain mode and the subtractive force of Vo Power in Mute mode between the bridge and neck pick-ups to pull both subtle and dramatic harmonics from the strings.
Moog Filter “ control the frequency of the built-in, resonant Moog ladder filter using the foot pedal or a CV Input.
Moog Guitar Controls
Vo Power Knob “ Controls intensity of sustain and mute. The knob turned fully CW is full Vo Power and fully CCW is no Vo Power.
Piezo Blend Blends the piezo bridge pick-up signal into the guitar's output signal.
Harmonic Balance Knob “ Controls the balance of Vo Power between neck and bridge pick-ups. (When the Filter Toggle is in "Tone Control" position, this function is moved to the foot pedal and the Harmonic Balance knob does nothing.)
Master Volume Knob “ Controls overall volume (Moog and piezo pick-ups).
Tone/Filter Knob “ Adjusts the guitar tone when the Filter Toggle is in Tone Control position; adjusts the resonance of the Moog filters in the two Moog Filter Toggle positions.
Mode Selector Switch “ Switches between Mute Mode, Controlled Sustain Mode and Full Sustain Mode
Filter Toggle Switch Switches the Moog Filter between a standard guitar Tone Control “ (toggle away from strings), a Moog Articulated Filter “ (toggle centered), and a Moog Ladder Filter “ (toggle towards strings).
Five Position Pickup Selector Switch: Neck, In-phase, Out of phase, Bridge, and Piezo. only. (The piezo signal accessed via the Piezo Blend knob passes through the Moog filter; "piezo only" does not.)
Floor Pedal “ Function depends on the setting of the Filter Toggle switch.
¢When the electric guitar's Filter Toggle is in "Tone Control" position, the floor pedal controls the harmonic balance. (Forward = high harmonics, Middle = full harmonics, Back = lower harmonics.)
¢When the Filter Toggle is in "Moog Articulated Filter" position, the floor pedal controls the filter cutoff frequency that the articulated filter starts with.
¢ When the Filter Toggle is in "Moog Ladder Filter" position, the foot pedal controls the filter cutoff frequency.
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
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I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to play this guitar the other day, and all I can say is WOW. The tonal ability of this instrument is absolutely ridiculous, and it plays well to boot. Another great advantage is that it isn't anywhere near as expensive as I would imagine it would have been, and the price is actually decent for the features. However, this guitar has tons of extras that are definitely not for everyone, but everyone owes themselves the chance to try it out.