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Moog The Moog Guitar E1 Electric Guitar

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The Model E1 Moog Guitar uses the same innovative electronics and pickups as the original Paul Vo Collector Edition, with some exciting changes. The ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A production model of the amazing Moog Guitar.

The Model E1 Moog Guitar uses the same innovative electronics and pickups as the original Paul Vo Collector Edition, with some exciting changes. The Moog Guitar Model E1 provides an incredibly intimate playing experience that connects musicians directly to the source of the sound: the strings of the guitar. It does this by controlling the way the strings vibrate. In a very coherent way, the Model E1 gives energy to, and takes energy away from the strings. The resulting timbres do not rely on effects or post-processing. They are created directly from the strings.

The Moog Electric Guitar pickups are a patented, custom design. They have single-coil architecture, but have some differences from your classic single-coil design. The output level of the Moog Guitar has been set about halfway between the classic Fender single-coil output and the classic Gibson humbucker output. This would be comparable to the classic P90 pickup. The piezo pickup is blended in with the normal output of the Moog E1 Guitar and it can be output separately thru the quarter inch jack. The piezo does not require external power; it receives auxiliary power from an onboard 9V battery.

The Moog Guitar Electronics add an unparalleled range of expression to the Moog Guitar:

Full Sustain Mode “ like no other sustainer; infinite sustain on every string, at every fret position and at any volume. You may have heard sustain before but not with this power ( "Vo Power") and clarity.

Controlled Sustain Mode “ allows you to play sustained single or polyphonic lines without muting technique. The Moog E1 Guitar sustains the notes you are playing while actively muting the strings you are not playing.

Mute Mode “ removes energy from the strings, resulting in a variety of staccato articulations. The mute mode has never been heard on any other guitar; the Vo Power stops the strings with the same intensity that it sustains them. You feel the instrument transform in your hands.

Harmonic Blends “ use the included foot pedal to shift the positive energy of Vo Power in Sustain mode and the subtractive force of Vo Power in Mute mode between the bridge and neck pick-ups to pull both subtle and dramatic harmonics from the strings.

Moog Filter “ control the frequency of the built-in, resonant Moog ladder filter using the foot pedal or a CV Input.

Moog Guitar Controls

Five knobs:

Vo Power Knob “ Controls intensity of sustain and mute. The knob turned fully CW is full Vo Power and fully CCW is no Vo Power.

Piezo Blend Blends the piezo bridge pick-up signal into the guitar's output signal.

Harmonic Balance Knob “ Controls the balance of Vo Power between neck and bridge pick-ups. (When the Filter Toggle is in "Tone Control" position, this function is moved to the foot pedal and the Harmonic Balance knob does nothing.)

Master Volume Knob “ Controls overall volume (Moog and piezo pick-ups).

Tone/Filter Knob “ Adjusts the guitar tone when the Filter Toggle is in Tone Control position; adjusts the resonance of the Moog filters in the two Moog Filter Toggle positions.

Three switches:

Mode Selector Switch “ Switches between Mute Mode, Controlled Sustain Mode and Full Sustain Mode

Filter Toggle Switch Switches the Moog Filter between a standard guitar Tone Control “ (toggle away from strings), a Moog Articulated Filter “ (toggle centered), and a Moog Ladder Filter “ (toggle towards strings).

Five Position Pickup Selector Switch: Neck, In-phase, Out of phase, Bridge, and Piezo. only. (The piezo signal accessed via the Piezo Blend knob passes through the Moog filter; "piezo only" does not.)

Floor Pedal “ Function depends on the setting of the Filter Toggle switch.

¢When the electric guitar's Filter Toggle is in "Tone Control" position, the floor pedal controls the harmonic balance. (Forward = high harmonics, Middle = full harmonics, Back = lower harmonics.)
¢When the Filter Toggle is in "Moog Articulated Filter" position, the floor pedal controls the filter cutoff frequency that the articulated filter starts with.
¢ When the Filter Toggle is in "Moog Ladder Filter" position, the foot pedal controls the filter cutoff frequency.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Guitar: Double-Cutaway, Set-neck
Body: Solid Alder
Neck: Maple
Neck joint: Set
Neck shape: Modified "C"
Scale: 25-1/2"
Headstock: 7°:. Finished to match body
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard radius: 12.59" (320mm)
Number of frets: 22
Electronics: Moog patented String Control Technology, including Moog Ladder Filter
Pickups: 2 custom-designed Moog pickups. Piezo saddles in bridge.
Hardware: Chrome and dark chrome
Tuners: Jinho
Bridge: Moog customized fixed bridge with Graph Tech piezo saddles
Strings: Ships with 10-52 Moog Guitar Strings

Moog Foot Pedal Controller:
Controls Harmonic Blend and the frequency response of the Moog Ladder Filter. Powers the Moog Electronics.
Includes external Control Voltage Input (0 to 5VDC) for use with optional Moog accessories.
Power Input: 120/240VAC (requires correct power cord).
Weight: 7 lbs. (approx)

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hammer of the gods

By pj-ZpuGe

from Seattle

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i have had my Moog E1 for about 3 weeks now and could not ask for more from a guitar. i have played live and recorded the E1 and it is so much more than an ordinary guitar. it has synth-like capabilities yet is not a synth. it has a cool P90ish tone that sounds good with all of my various stompboxes, from od to wah to fuzz. it has an excellent build quality that is simple yet elegant. then when you add the infinite sustain combined with the onboard filters and harmonic shifting, it becomes an instrument like no other. i am glad i have one i would never trade or sell it. i am constantly inspired by the Moog E1.

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By sickmuse

from Nebraska

This guitar is everything they say it should be and more. Don't be swayed away by people who haven't even played it yet or who haven't really gotten to know the instrument. Don't be swayed by people who think it is just a gimmick that makes weird sounds. It can make weird harmonic sounds if you crank everything up, but it can also be harnessed and used to make some beautiful music. This guitar is the most responsive instrument I have ever played. Great feel, great sound, and endless possibilities. It can sound produce acoustic sounds at loud volumes, and give you the sound and feel of an extremely hot guitar at low volumes. I haven't touched any of my other guitars since getting the E1, and unless it breaks down, I can't see any reason why I would in the future either. I cannot say enough about this guitar, but for now, I'll call it good.

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4 months later

By pj-ZpuGe

from Seattle

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still inspiring. still awesome. the Moog E1 is built well and is an endless source of inspiration for me.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Mr. MOOG: Stick with keyboards

By Johnny Geetar

from Clinton, NY

Very ridiculous price tag. The same with their Moog Synths like the Voyager. The guitar sounds like a toy. It's no big deal at all. Most of the effects can be achieved with a decent guitar and and some effects. Electro-Harmonix, MXR and the rest of you, you have nothing to worry about. Spend the money on a Les Paul and some fun toys like an envelope filter or a POG.

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Really MOOG????

By MTSoundMan

from Tennessee

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So here is my take on this guitar. I am a sound engineer that was fortunate to hear this thing demo'd live in a very nice room. However several things seem disturbing with this guitar. For one thing, they say it can sound like any guitar you want. That may be true but it can not feel like a 59' Strat or a 57' Goldtop Les Paul. Secondly, all the cables you have to have. It is so ridiculous to have a cable snake in order to hook up a dang guitar. Guitarist if you wanna be better at echoing a string than the Edge and have more cables coming off of you than a heart patient at a hospital, then buy the MOOG Guitar. Other wise go buy a vintage electric and some nice true bypass effects and be a true musician.

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