It may look like titanium pipes at first, but the Gittler Guitar is a real musical instrument. It has six strings. Each string has its own pickup. Later versions have a plastic body. The steel frets, consisting of stainless steel bars pressure fitted into the stainless steel neck, give the instrument a sitar-like feel, as it is possible to bend the strings downward past where a wooden fretboard would prohibit the movement in a conventional guitar. Click here for more pictures of the guitar. Continue reading for another hands-on demo.
The six individual pickups can be routed to divided outputs via D-sub-9-pin. or be mixed to a 1/4″ TS connector. The built in pre-amps are powered by a 9 V battery or via D-sub connector. The New York version came without a pre-amp section; the individual pickups’ signals were led into single cables, which could then be plugged into a mixing box or each separately amplified.