I remember seeing an ad in guitar player many years ago.
it was like aliens from outer space had landed and delivered the instrument of the future
the Gittler Guitar
then I saw the Police music video some time in the 80's and Andy Summers playing the axe from outer space.
I told my former guitar teacher that Andy was playing a Gittler guitar and he looked at me like I had lost my mind. he said it was a prop.
it wasn't until I got on the internet and found the picture of the instrument in the Smithsonian - still shrouded in mystery.
then, some time later came a website paying tribute to the inventor Avraham Bar Rashi, formerly Allan Gittler. finally I have the whole story, and what an amazing story it was!
musician, inventor, film maker and of course designer of one of the most amazing guitars I have ever seen.
then 2 years ago came the news that Gittler was back. and the design had been enhanced in so many ways.
built of titanium instead of aluminum
13 pin output for synth access
the LED fret markers are inspired
the strap holder looks egonomic
there is a breakout box that powers the LEDs, synth and guitar outputs
and the Gittler guard for those who miss a "neck"
this is a mere introduction to the Gittler Instruments story. for more information, go to the link below