Gittler Guitar

Gittler Guitar – Classic Model

The 20th century Gittler Classic is now a 21st century marvel.

A striking minimalist design with rounded cylindrical and ergonomic features, the Gittler Guitar is manufactured entirely of 6AL-4V aircraft grade Titanium.













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 2 years. It’s description of the preferred embodiment is very clear and simplistic.

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.

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.

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.

LED 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.

Superb MIDI

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. It is fully compatible with Roland and other popular MIDI units. The Gittler Guitar already provides a truly unique playing experience but the addition of six individual string outputs and a dedicated synth interface make it a new breed of musical instrument. The palette of tones and the ability to forge new ones is limited only by the players’ imagination.

A 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.

“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 slim speed profile to an asymmetrical design in under 10 seconds. The Gittler Guard is unique in its ability to emulate your favorite guitar playing experience.

Also available with original “legacy” tuner configuration upon request