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VIDEO: Changing guitar strings. This tuning system uses any normal guitar string, and does not require double ball ends. Only tool needed for string changes is a coin. Patented (US 8,076,559 and 8,294,011).
• Positional Constant String Pitch Control System™
Smooth precise body mounted tuning and intonation.
• Intonation Cantilever™ Bridge
Ultimate tone and sustain. Modular string configurations.
• Intonation Adjustable Nut™
Simple intonation adjustment.
• Neutral Tension Bridge™
Vibrational freedom for soundboards.
• Element™ & Exoskeleton™
Precision machined aircraft aluminum neck with proprietary quick-release mounting system.
• Pitch Bend Headstock™
Tuner mount mechanism allows control with fret hand.
Integrated capo system for instant pitch change.
• Fretboard Flare™
Non-linear fretboard edge for improved string bends.
• Multi-Plane Fretboard
Intersecting fretboard planes allow expanded playing techniques in a compact arrangement.
Fingerboards for simultaneous fretted and fretless playing.
Neck structure that includes both string intonation points in a configuration capable of functioning independently of the body of the instrument.
• Cantilever Asymmetrical Neck Joint
Allows unique soundboard configurations.
• Cantilevered Pickup Mount
Holding a pickup to allow more creative soundboard construction.
• Acoustically Isolated Body™
Vibration damping between the neck or Uni-Neck™ and the body of the instrument, allowing for reduced auditory or vibrational coupling as well as resonation at differing frequencies.
• Feather™ Open Soundboard
Soundboard without boundary restrictions.
• 3D Control Surface™
Compactly mounts electronic controls on multiple planes.
• Hip Hole™
Anatomical body contouring.
• Intersecting Plane Neck Profile™
Compensating geometry for hand shapes.
• Trapezoid Neck Profile™
Comfort in multiple playing positions.
• Advantage Neck Profile™
For players who tend to leverage or frequently shift grip off the centerline of a neck, toward the upper or lower third.