Australian designer Dave Old has developed an incredibly comfortable guitar for travelers and street musicians. It is an analog-digital hybrid and is named Fusion.
The Fusion has its own 20-watt Class D amplifier, two 25-watt full-spectrum drivers, and a 10-watt tweeter for on-the-go play. The guitar is powered by a lithium-ion battery that provides six hours of continuous play.
At the top of the instrument is an iPhone dock with a 24-bit / 96 kHz interface. The Fusion comes with a set of interchangeable docks that allows you to use iPhone models 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 5, 5S and iPod Touch Gen 5. Music applications are installed on your smartphone with which you can record and mix tracks, and also use various digital effects when playing. Street musicians can use their phone to play already recorded tracks and overlay their improvisations on top of them, and beginners can watch training videos from its screen.
Despite its compact size (84 x 29 x 8 cm), the Fusion has a full-size maple neck and a durable resin deck. The guitar is equipped with a port for outputting sound to an external amplifier or mixing console, and a 3.5mm audio port for headphones.
Fusion is already available in the US for $ 1, 399.