Synth players love the Gittler Guitar because of its superb MIDI tracking, which we claim to be the best currently available on the market. Gittler’s patented electronic design benefits from hundreds of hours of research and labor. Learn more today
“Russ and the rest of the crew at Gittler Instruments have delivered! This guitar surpasses all expectations. It is a master work. Guitarists: you have to check this out”
“This is an all titanium completely minimalist guitar. I have never played or seen anything like it. But it’s easy to play and I got used to it very quickly”
“It’s like playing on air yet feels quite substantial in my hands. The result is an instrument that feels quite natural, a part of the player that is decidedly electric.”
The Gittler Guitar has a host of exciting features that were either unavailable or unrealized up until now. Imagine being able to pitch bend a string down between the frets or to play it up through 4 octaves of soaring heights. Imagine 6 individual pickups, each dedicated to it’s own string and sonically separated from the others. You would own a tool of the purest tone and the best available synth tracking on the market today if such a thing could be realized. Imagine all this and more in a guitar that is only 28″ long, weighs only 3 lbs and is made from virtually indestructible Titanium. Take these few small examples and hide them inside of a masterwork of industrial design and, all things considered, you would be holding the new Gittler Guitar in your hands. Welcome to the future…we’ve been waiting for you!
Wood, as a construction material, has been used for more than 75 years to create the classic electric tone that we’ve all become accustomed to. We at Gittler Instruments ask the question, “Why?”
Wood is an organic and resonant material that provides a natural compliment to the vibratory characteristics of a guitar string. We believe the sound that wood imparts is pleasing, but it is an inarguable fact that this is a coloration added to the signal. Like it or not, that guitar you purchased already has its own individual and very specific sonic fingerprint. Wood is typically described as having fundamentals and overtones but no two pieces of wood, even from the same species, will sound the same.
Too many variables contribute to the tone of the instrument. At Gittler Instruments, we endeavor to provide something revolutionary to the guitarist by taking all the commonly accepted notions of what a guitar “should” be and methodically stripping away all that is unnecessary and redundant. When Allan Gittler was asked in an interview, “When were you satisfied enough to seek a patent?” He replied, “When I found I could take nothing more off.”
The Titanium grade we chose is a high tensile strength, wrought alloy containing 6% Aluminum and 4% Vanadium. It is used in a great many high-tech applications ranging from aircraft turbine engines to bioinert surgical implants. It is also both extremely costly and notoriously difficult to machine. At Gittler Instruments we chose this material because we had to. Because in a no compromise approach to realizing our vision – it was the only choice.
Perhaps it was best said by President Kennedy in his 1962 speech in Houston, TX:
“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy – but because they are hard. Because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills. Because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one which we are unwilling to postpone and one which we intend to win”
Titanium, despite its challenges, was a natural choice for us. Our special Grade 23 Titanium is a high purity version of 6AL-4V which demonstrates superior damage tolerance to other alloys and exhibits the highest ratio between strength and density of any metallic material. It has exceptional corrosion resistance and fatigue strength, while weighing 42% less than it’s original steel predecessor. Perhaps most importantly, this metastable alloy has a crystalline structure of close-packed hexagonal grains, which allows for optimum transfer of acoustic energy.
This dense, uniform grain structure explains why Titanium is a superior choice for musical instruments. Simply put, it allows the string energy to more easily transfer into the body of the instrument, resulting in far more sustain, resonance and clarity. The nuances of your playing can now take a more central role. You will find that better note definition and dynamics are slowly adding a new dimensional to your style.
Electronics box (Ebox)
6 individual pickups of revolutionary design
Hexaphonic output capability
Patented locking string mechanism
Abrasion resistant Titanium construction
Active electronics and tone shaping circuit
LED fret marker lighting
Strap anchor points and adjustable bout
with LOXX™ strap lock system
Deluxe version in gun-metal finish with Aerospace Teflon™ coating