Gittler Guitar

The Newly Improved Unique Gittler Guitar!

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Rounded Frets

31 of them in fact! The frets, like the majority of the instrument, are cylindrical. Here we have another classic example of form following function.

A cylinder provides the smallest possible contact area for the string. Precisely defined fret spacing is the cornerstone of perfect intonation.






Patented Tuning Machines

The headless guitar tuners were developed in New York by Allan Gittler in the early 1970’s.

It was Patent Pending until 1978 at which time it received US Patent #4079652, preceding Steinberger’s re-imagining of the design by two years. It’s description of the preferred embodiment is very clear and simplistic. Unlike later designs, it uses the simplest form of gear and abjures a reliance on bulky devices to provide unnecessary mechanical assistance.

The Gittler Guitar tuners incorporate only two parts to smoothly tension the string to pitch. Our past success has only been augmented by the present material’s anti galling properties and a revolutionary aerospace coating, employing Teflon™ impregnation of the base metal.



Headless Guitar Design

Our newly improved headstock “string lock” mechanism provides an isolated vice grip on each string individually and prevents your pitch from wandering.

Like the rest of the instrument, it is a minimalistic design that makes string changes simple and fast. Because the string is not wound around a post, the chance for core and winding fatigue at such points is eliminated.

The Gittler Guitar was a pioneer in the development of headless guitars.





Dedicated Electronics

The guitar benefits from active electronics and both standard 1/4″ and Hexaphonic outputs. The small E-Box at the back of the instrument has a volume wheel. The guitar is designed to work with most 13 pin guitar synthesizers and can connect to your computer for use with musical notation programs or processing software. There is no need for an externally mounted synth pickup since each of our magnetically isolated transducers sends an individual signal that provides for optimal tracking.

Dual tone controls are provided for treble and bass.  These controls act as momentary switches to adjust the parameters of your processor or computer patch.  Also inside our dedicated electronics box is a “set it and forget it” midrange boost.






World Leading Pickup Architecture

The world’s first and only guitar with 6 discrete transducers. Each string has an individual pickup, magnetically shielded for a high degree of isolation from crosstalk. All are custom wound with high purity copper and wax coated to reduce microphonics. Our patented design boasts a number of class-leading performance enhancements. The net effect is one of removing years of dirt and grime off an old window. The tone you were searching for was always there, it was simply coated with too much artifice to shine through.


Fret Lighting

The Gittler Guitar employs a luminescent fret marking system. Our unique implementation utilizes miniature cross holes and pinpoint LED’s that shine up from a central gun-drilled channel.

The result is a soft glow that illuminates the player and a series of tiny light dots that provide a trail map on a darkened stage.





Infinite Gliss

For those of you who find 31 frets a bit too limiting, how about the ability to play right past the 31st fret onto the pickup casing and all the way down to the tuner at the base of the instrument? We call it “Infinite Gliss” because the euphoric feeling of having over 4 octaves at your fingertips is a sensation that only a select number of guitarists will ever experience.



gittler guard new“Gittler Guard” (Optional)

The acrylic Gittler Guard is the first ever removable and replaceable guitar neck! Attaching the guard is literally a snap. It simply presses onto the spine and provides the player with a choice of customized neck profiles.

Imagine being able to change the feel of your guitar from a soft C shape to a more rounded D profile in under 10 seconds.  The Gittler Guard is unique in its ability to emulate your favorite guitar playing experience.



boutA World Class Balancing Act

The Gittler Guitar comes fitted with an integrated balancing arm and bout wheel.  This arm has a 360 degree range of motion to help the player fine tune his or her ideal point of equilibrium.  Additionally, a small tripod shaped attachment can be screwed into the wheel and used to provide additional clearance behind the guitar for access to the upper frets.  This is provided with your order at no additional charge.




Mini tripods sampleMini Tripod

Included with your purchase, this small rotating accessory screws into the bout wheel of the Gittler Guitar.  This tripod facilitates better access to the higher fret range.