Auto-strumming guitars may not be on the cutting edge of technology, but the Circle Guitar by Anthony Dickens puts a unique twist on the idea. Put simply, it has an integrated mechanical step sequencer that rotates up to 250bpm beneath the strings to generate sounds, textures and rhythms that would be impossible with a normal electric guitar. By utilizing a mechanical device to strike the strings instead of a human hand, you can exceed what is physically possible and push guitar playing into a whole new level.
A hexaphonic pickup captures the signal, while each string has its own output that can be amplified, recorded and processed individually. There are six switches on the guitar’s body that control whether the signal either passes freely to your amp, mixing desk or computer interface or to a button that releases the signal when pressed.
- Full 24 3/4" Scale electric travel Guitar
- Fits in airline overhead bins. Only 3 lbs. 2 oz. & 28" Long!
- One-piece Eastern American hard Maple neck-through-body design
“The thing that most excites me about the instrument is how people will use it in their music and what kind of music they will create. The raw power of amplifying a few plectrums relentlessly striking the strings at 180bpm with perfect timing is a huge sound, but, together with the ability to slow the circle down, then trigger, modulate and affect individual strings you can create a lush, evolving sound that lightly flutters out of your speakers,” said Dickens.