Summer NAMM starts Thursday. Next week Guitar Moderne will be bringing you a full report on all the new products of interest to modern guitarists. In the meantime, the Artiphon is something we missed last winter but will make a point to see this week.


Patent-pending fretboard interface with six virtual strings and six virtual frets.

Patent-pending touch and velocity sensitive strum section.

Accommodates multiple playing positions, including guitar, mandolin, bass, violin, and lap steel.

Onboard connections for USB, headphones, ¼” stereo instrument cable, and MIDI I/O.

Integrated high-fidelity stereo BMR speakers (100Hz–20kHz) and a 30-Watt, Class-D amplifier built-in.

Rechargeable integrated lithium-ion battery and AC power input.

Works with any CoreMIDI enabled iOS app, including aftertouch and MIDI CC mapping capabilities, and extends thousands of available audio apps.

Multi-tracking capability with apps like Garageband® and Auria®, and direct MIDI control of computer software like Ableton®, Traktor®, Pro Tools®.

Forged aluminum speaker grilles and a body carved of sustainably-harvested specialty hardwood and bamboo by Cumberland Architectural Millwork.

Hand built in Nashville, TN.


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