MIT guitar combines acoustics and electronics

A prototype guitar built by US student Amit Zoran combines the natural acoustics of wood with the power of electronic processing

At the heart of the instrument, and the part that has yet to be fully developed, is an on-board processing computer. On the front of each of the soundboards are five electronic pick ups that feed two stereo signals and one mono signal into the processing chip. Using software, the computer will interpret the unique sounds from the wood soundboard, mix it with the electronic audio properties on the chip and output the sound to an amplification unit.

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