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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 2 2016
Last updated March 2, 2016

Solo: The First Self Playing Guitar (Canceled)

Turn your guitar into an on demand concert. The Solo creates live music anytime, anywhere. Pioneer in auto acoustics. Early Bird Deals!

Solo: The First Self Playing Guitar (Canceled)

Turn your guitar into an on demand concert. The Solo creates live music anytime, anywhere. Pioneer in auto acoustics. Early Bird Deals!

$1,710
pledged of $18,000pledged of $18,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 2 2016
Last updated March 2, 2016

About

 Guitar with Solo

Do you remember seeing a self playing piano for the first time and just being completely mesmerized by it? It was something that got attention anywhere it was and if you had it in your home it was a classy and fun way to liven up any space. Now do you remember hearing live guitar music for the first time? Something that was filled with soul and made just about everything else melt away? The Solo has been created in an effort to combine those two amazing experiences into a beautiful way to bring life and soul to just about anywhere you might bring your guitar. 

The Solo is a beautifully crafted guitar attachment that uses small retractable cylinders to press the strings along with individual picks at the bottom of the attachment that allow the Solo to play chords. The individual picks along with the individual cylinders allow for the guitar to be played in the most natural of ways, making sure your guitar is played not only perfectly, but with passion. 

 The Solo has been developed simultaneously with a smartphone app that has hundreds of classic guitar melodies programmed in it. The app also features a creation mode that allows the user to input their own compositions for the Solo to play. This feature allows the Solo to be used for more than just entertainment at home, but opens up a whole new realm of performance opportunities. The app communicates with the Solo through Bluetooth, allowing seamless digital communication from your phone to your guitar through the Solo. 

Pick Prototyping
Pick Prototyping
Arm Simulated Strum
Arm Simulated Strum

The Solo is a perfect companion for any guitar and can be used from entertaining in your home to rocking out on stage in front of thousands and anywhere in between. The Solo is a beautiful way to bring live guitar music into anyone's life and is the perfect companion to any guitar and any music enthusiast.

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Risks and challenges

Live guitar music has a distinct sound. Capturing that same spirit with a machine is a challenge. For example, bends in guitar strings and string slides are featured in many songs. A 2 axis cylinder base will be implemented when perfected.
At this point we have had to use large and expensive components, however with more capital we will be able to print circuit boards to reduce size as well as bring specific component cost down through larger orders.
We Currently have a single pick strumming system, but plan to develop a 6 pick system for more complicated strumming patterns.
We're creating the Solo to fit standard guitar necks, but hope to expand further into other sized guitars and stringed instruments.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    First Edition Solo:
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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    Backer Edition Solo:
    -Customize your Solo's finish to match your style perfectly
    -Sleek Ebony case for when you want your guitar to be played the old-fashioned way

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    Thank you so much for your support!
    Solo Enthusiast Edition:
    -UNIQUE HAND CRAFTED GUITAR!
    -Customized Solo to match your style perfectly
    -Customized beautiful case for the Solo

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    Wow! We can't thank you enough!
    Solo Visionary Edition:
    -UNIQUE HAND CRAFTED GUITAR!
    -One on one consultation for guitar customization
    -Customized Solo to match your style perfectly
    -Customized beautiful case for the Solo
    -Every model of Solo we ever make!
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