If you are a guitar player or aspire to be one, this project is ALL about YOU. Whether you are looking to buy your first guitar or a seasoned touring pro, this project is something you simply must see. This development forever changes the relationship you have with your guitar by introducing a new element of excitement and creative freedom into your playing experience.
Design goals we set for this development were to create exquisite instruments that both look and sound
fabulous, are smooth, easy playing and technologically innovative
while remaining affordable.
brings you the freedom to experience playing virtually anywhere and
anytime (with the possible exception of outdoors in extreme weather
conditions). Imagine playing an electric guitar under the stars by
the campfire, at the beach, when everyone else has settled into bed,
at the office during lunch, while traveling between shows, in the
apartment late at night, or at the airport waiting for your flight. Or, into any speaker/sound system having a 1/8 input.
Connect your favorite headset and hear
yourself cranked up while keeping the peace with everyone else in your
life. Embarrassing moments while practicing those first few chords or
working out the finer points of that new lead/lick/riff/solo are a
thing of the past. Carparelli +Zoom brings the player more FUN more
of the time. So much fun you won't want to put it down.
companies offer their technology in one or two body styles, a major
difference in our implementation is that we plan to make
the +ZOOM available across our entire lineup. This will bring on-board ZOOM technology to players of ALL instrument styles, experience levels and
ZOOM stomp box style interface has been reduced to fit on the upper
bout of your instrument and a single toggle switch is added to the
control area of the guitar. This allows for easy adjustment/setup
with convenient changing between sounds/patches during play. With
convenient 1/8 input and output you can play to recorded backing
tracks from any mp3 capable device and listen to yourself playing
through any headset or earbuds. And, you can always bypass the ZOOM simply by engaging the push/pull control knob to go old school.
Story (why we've made this)
Our business and our idea of what a guitar should be has been evolving for the past 10 years.
During that time we have been involved in design, manufacturing,
marketing and retail of Guitars and related products. We watched
industry and technological trends and listened to our customers. We
listened to the beginners, intermediate players and pros who use our
products and decided it was time for a serious update, something to
enhance your playing experience in a REAL way for a change. That game
changer is here in Carparelli infiniti +Zoom.
Carparelli +ZOOM Creative Process
has progressed through several prototype and initial production runs
of the various components. From our original Arco design and
production order, including the initial version of our Big Foot
Bridge, to our latest run of 48 “demo” instruments including
+Zoom in various colors and body styles, each round of development
has brought significant advancement and refinement to the overall
design. With a few minor tweaks, we are satisfied that our guitars are 110% market ready.
1 Original Arco Prototype (notice first generation bridge and pickguard wear from testing) 2 Backside Board and Battery Access 3 User control/interface placement on upper bout 4 Control/Interface detail 5 Input/Output/Power Jacks 6 First Generation Bigfoot Bridge (notice Standard Wilkinson Saddles and P-90 Pickup) 7 Second Generation Bigfoot Bridge with Carparelli Custom Teardrop Saddles
is a Co-development Project
+Zoom is being collaborative project between Carparelli Guitars,
Do Hyun Sung,
Music Japan; and Ralf Martens and Sebastian Heck of Gitarrendesign,
September 28, 2014 - Kickstarter Launch
October 28, 2014
- Initiate orders with all suppliers
November 28, 2014
- Begin fulfillment of non-instrument pledge incentives as we take
delivery from suppliers
2014 - Shipment of instruments to North America
January 28, 2015 - We take delivery and begin final setup prior to shipping guitars.
Final delivery will be made on a first order in, first order out
2015 - Last Kickstarter campaign instruments ship.
in 2005 and based in the greater Toronto, Ontario metro area,
Carparelli Guitars has been proud to deliver electric and acoustic
guitars, basses and related products to the value conscious consumer.
With this new product line we demonstrate our commitment to
integration of design and technological advancement to improve the
Carparelli player experience.
Our team is a diverse group of talented and dedicated individuals. Reflecting the global nature of todays marketplace we span three continents and six countries.
Founder and President, with nearly decade of ownership
experience including day to day retail operations and web based
sales for our legacy lineup of instruments. Mike is a hands-on owner
who supplies the vision, inspiration and guidance to his team
Do Hyun Sung,
President, Samik Music Japan (SMJ), Japan, Exclusive Sales
Representative for all Carparelli Products into the Japanese Market
and Zoom Interface Developer/Project Manager.
Executive VP, USA, Experience in multi-relational database design,
job shop production management, advertising production, marketing and
photography. Glyn has owned his own business (artwork reproduction)
and is integral to all aspects of new product design and business
development. He has been involved in the guitar business for over a
Carparelli, Vice President of Asian Operations, S. Korea, James has been involved for 12
years in the Guitar Business and 6 years with Carparelli. James coordinates all product development and
production projects with Asian manufacturing facilities. He owns the
first Carparelli Cafe in Seoul, S. Korea and will also spearhead
sales efforts in Asia. Maintains Korean web presence.
Grand is the Director of Finance of the commercial service business
of Lennox International, Inc.
Gitarren design, Germany, Responsible for New Product Design and
Aesthetic and new product renderings.
Partner, Gitarren design, Germany, Responsible for New Product Design
and Engineering. 2D/3D Mechanical Engineering (Catia).
Owner, Passionate About Guitars, UK, IT/Website Manager and
Professional Photographer. Maintains UK web presence.
We Need Your Help
several years of product design, engineering and testing, we have
produced final market ready demo units. The funding we raise through
our Kickstarter campaign will be used as follows:
and Fulfillment of orders generated through this Kickstarter
Marketing campaign through integrated Social Media and Print
production run of on-board electronics to replace inventory used in
North American Inventory of instruments to improve product
of this technology into all Carparelli models
of Bass and Acoustic versions of similar technologies
A personal note from the Founder and CEO of Carparelli Guitars, Mike Carparelli:
During the past decade, the team members you see listed above have come together with the unique vision to develop this ground breaking product. Through our combined commitment and personal sacrifices we have managed to create a product that has it all; breathtaking looks with gorgeous lines, the ultimate in playability and cutting edge technology all while maintaining a very affordable price. Our vision has now been fulfilled and is made available to you via this Kickstarter campaign. You simply can't find another guitar with this type of technology and the creative freedom it brings, anywhere.
I invite you to join our team in bringing this exciting development to the world. Pledge to the extent you can and help us with this campaign. I ask that you get the word out to your network of friends and family through social media during the next 35 days. Any help is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.
My name on your guitar means you can expect only the highest quality and service. Rest assured when you buy the Carparelli +zoom guitar you or your loved one will have fun playing it for a lifetime.
, CEO Carparelli Guitars
If your reward is a holiday present and you would like a Certificate representing your gift, please add $10 to your pledge and we will issue your Certificate in ample time for the holiday.
SATISFACTION GURANTEE / RETURN POLICY
We are in the business of making guitars that will last a lifetime and take great pains to assure that you will be 100% satisfied with our product. NO disappointments, NO surprises other than possible amazement. We stand behind the design, craftsmanship and components that make every Carparelli Guitar. Please read our FAQ page for information regarding our evaluation period. For our Kickstarter Campaign, we have extended this evaluation period from our standard 14 days to 30 days.
Copyright and Trademark notice: Carparelli Guitars retains exclusive rights to +ZOOM technology, Bigfoot Bridge system, Magnasonic harmonics, LowPro neck join profile, Body arc contour and Headstock swoosh. All other Trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Use is strictly for customer identification purposes. No endorsement, association or agency is either implied or to be inferred.