Gittler: The First Truly Modern Guitar

I am old enough to remember Gittler’s first time around, about thirty-five years ago. It heralded the first truly radical shift in guitar design since the lute morphed into the instrument we know today. The world wasn’t ready at the time, though the Museum of Modern Art in New York recognized it as a gorgeous piece.



Here’s hoping the guitar world has come far enough to support this amazing instrument this time around. If you want to get in on the ground floor, join their kickstarter campaign.



The Return of the Gittler

In the 1970’s, musician and pioneer Allan Gittler came up with a guitar like none had ever seen. With only 60 models released in the 1980’s, the guitar has become a legend of sorts in the forward thinking guitar and design world.

He aimed to dispel common misconceptions embraced by guitar players.  Methodically stripping away all he considered unnecessary and  redundant, Gittler pared the instrument down to its most essential elements.

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