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Carparelli Guitars Unveils two +ZOOM models, featuring On-board Effects processor. Interface lets you play amped-up anytime, anywhere

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About this project

Project Overview

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. 

infiniti Si and Classico S are the result of this design intent. By integrating on-board preamp and effects technology with our exclusive design platform we offer a new level of freedom to the electric guitar player. By eliminating the requirement for power and an amplifier to fully enjoy playing electric guitar, Carparelli +ZOOM sets a new standard for unsurpassed creative freedom.

Carparelli infiniti Si and Classico S +ZOOM - Candy Apple Red Metallic

Carparelli +ZOOM 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.

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How our technology works

Most guitar 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 musical tastes.

The standard 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.

YouTube Demo Video:

Audio clips:

PDF Manual:

Key Product Design Elements

Guitar Design Features:

  • Exclusive, Distinctive, Carparelli Designs, Body Arc, Headstock Swoosh

  • Bigfoot Hardtail Bridge – Ultimate energy transfer for Max Sustain

  • LowPro neck join on all models – Easiest access to upper register

  • Magnasonic Harmonics – Eliminates Harmonic Dead Spots

  • Locking Machine Heads on all instruments – Best Tuning Stability

  • Zoom Technology on-board

Available Colors and Specs

Our 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

Development 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

This is a Co-development Project

Carparelli +Zoom is being collaborative project between Carparelli Guitars, Canada; Mr. Do Hyun Sung, Samick Music Japan; and Ralf Martens and Sebastian Heck of Gitarrendesign, Germany.

Our Timeline

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

December 28, 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 basis.

February 28, 2015 - Last Kickstarter campaign instruments ship.

Company Profile

Founded 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.

Mike Carparelli, 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 members.

Mr. 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.

Glyn Grand, USA, 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 decade.

James 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.

Gary Grand, Financial Advisor, Gary Grand is the Director of Finance of the commercial service business of Lennox International, Inc.

Ralf Martens, Partner, Gitarren design, Germany, Responsible for New Product Design and Aesthetic and new product renderings.

Sebastian Heck, Partner, Gitarren design, Germany, Responsible for New Product Design and Engineering. 2D/3D Mechanical Engineering (Catia).

John Davis, Owner, Passionate About Guitars, UK, IT/Website Manager and Professional Photographer. Maintains UK web presence.

Why We Need Your Help

After 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:

  • Production and Fulfillment of orders generated through this Kickstarter Campaign

  • Initial Marketing campaign through integrated Social Media and Print Advertising

  • Second production run of on-board electronics to replace inventory used in campaign

  • Initial North American Inventory of instruments to improve product availability/delivery

  • Integration of this technology into all Carparelli models

  • Development 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.

Sincerely,  

Mike Carparelli , CEO Carparelli Guitars

HOLIDAY ORDERS

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.

Risks and challenges

We have been delivering quality DOS and Carparelli instruments for a decade. This 100% new line of instruments has been in various stages of development for two+ years and thousands of hours of design and engineering. We now have live, ready to play, market ready, demo instruments as you can see in our video presentation. Through the process we have developed relationships with multiple manufacturing channels for the various components involved to assure delivery of only the ultimate best quality product possible. We aim to build a guitar you will fall in love with and deliver it as soon as possible. Though we have utmost confidence in our suppliers this is a complicated instrument. As with all first run products it is completely possible to experience minor delays on the manufacturing side. As you can see by visiting our Facebook page, we have a proven track record of satisfied and loyal customers. Be assured that we will communicate any delays and deliver your purchase in an extremely timely manner.

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Funding period

- (35 days)