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Moog The Moog Guitar E1 Electric Guitar

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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

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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

Five knobs:

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.

Three switches:

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.


  • Guitar: Double-Cutaway, Set-neck
  • Body: Solid Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck joint: Set
  • Neck shape: Modified "C"
  • Scale: 25-1/2"
  • Headstock: 7°:. Finished to match body
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard radius: 12.59" (320mm)
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Electronics: Moog patented String Control Technology, including Moog Ladder Filter
  • Pickups: 2 custom-designed Moog pickups. Piezo saddles in bridge.
  • Hardware: Chrome and dark chrome
  • Tuners: Jinho
  • Bridge: Moog customized fixed bridge with Graph Tech piezo saddles
  • Strings: Ships with 10-52 Moog Guitar Strings
  • Moog Foot Pedal Controller
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    • Controls Harmonic Blend and the frequency response of the Moog Ladder Filter. Powers the Moog Electronics.
    • Includes external Control Voltage Input (0 to 5VDC) for use with optional Moog accessories.
    • Power Input: 120/240VAC (requires correct power cord).
    • Weight: 7 lbs. (approx)
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    Manufacturer's Warranty
    Moog music warrants each instrument to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year after delivery to the retail purchaser. The warranty is void if the instrument has been modified in any manner other than in accordance with written instructions from Moog Music, Inc., of if the defect or failure is judged by Moog Music, Inc., to be caused by normal wear, accident, neglect, or conditions of operation other than those specified in the instruction manual.

    This warranty is subject to verification by Moog Music, Inc., that a defect or failure exists and that the original purchaser complies with the following:
    1. Warranty Registration Card must be returned by the purchaser to Moog Music, Inc., within 10 days of retail purchase.
    2. Moog Music, Inc., must be notified by telephone, or in writing, of the problem to secure authorization to return the instrument to the factory or warranty center.
    3. The instrument must be shipped prepaid. It will be returned with shipping charges prepaid by Moog Music, Inc.


    Moog Music, Inc., authorizes no persons to assume for it any warranty or other liability in connection with the sale of Moog Music, Inc., instruments.

    Moog Music, Inc., reserves the right to make changes in design at anytime without incurring any obligation to install same on units previously purchased.

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    By David B

    from Syracuse, New York

    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.

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