02-09-2013 12:28 PM - edited 02-09-2013 12:29 PM
seems like that thing never really took off.
I remember people always wondering/wishing for a hex version of an ebow (the sustainiac guys even have that in their FAQ), but I suppose when it comes to laying out the cash for it...it ust didn't happen (or maybe the rest of the guitar was too much of a copromise or soemething)
But just out of curiosity, I looked to see if the price was coming down just for shit-n-giggles and it sort of looks like it's just gone the way of the dodo
maybe I should get one and put a hammer jammer and aspri reverb on it (OK, I admit, I still kinda want an aspri reverb)
02-18-2013 06:14 PM - edited 02-18-2013 06:49 PM
You mean the moog E-1 Guitar?
I personally think it was WAY too overpriced for what it did.
Sure you got "neato" sounds out of it, but it was just too expensive for most players for what it did.
I would rather have the MIDI guitar setup I have now with a axon ax 100 into a yamaha motif rack XS played through a Godin ACS SA classical MIDI guitar. Way more sounds and way more things I can do with it.
You are right about no one carrying them anymore. Not even places like sweetwater carry them anymore.
There is one on ebay now used for $2,920.00!! (STILL way overpriced if you ask me!)
If it got the "axe" (pun also intended) it certianly deserved it!
I wish that guy selling on ebay luck, he is really going to need it if he is going to sell that guitar for THAT price!
I think I can get a LOT more guitar for a lot less price than that thing!
02-20-2013 10:45 PM
yeah and I think that was the LESSER priced one (they had the custom one too)!!!
I think it might have been a problem looking for a solution -- well, people have wanted hex sustain for years and years and years because it seemed like the next logical step , but in practice I think maybe it's not really all that
plus you are sort of tethered to the outboard system.
Hey, I have a Godin grand nylon (I'm used to classical guitars, so it's pretty good, it still has a little radius tho I wish it didn't)...I used it with an old VG-8 tho, not synth
and really it's a good guitar just as a standard guitar
02-21-2013 07:27 PM
Well I think when people were asking for a hex sustain guitar....they had NO IDEA it was going to be that expensive!
If that guitar were around $1,200.00 or less, I think it would have sold like hotcakes, but for nearly five thousand dollars? No dice for most people.
Heck, I can get a PRS Modern Eagle 1 that they just re-released for that price.
(Of course I wouldn't since I already have a PRS ME 1 Private Stock)
02-22-2013 12:08 AM - edited 02-22-2013 12:09 AM
I kinda think maybe people wishing for it thought it'd be more effective that maybe it turned out to be.
It's pricey, but if it were all that and a bag of chips - I could actually see a big pricetag given what's under the hood
sure, the market would be limited, but I don't think it was ever much of an avg joe type thing in the first place.
02-22-2013 06:08 AM
Well to me it was way too pricey for even the serious enthusiast!
If it had of been MIDI capable as well as what it did, it still would not be worth the price they wated for the guitar to me.
02-22-2013 10:14 AM
I think it's that "well to me" part, that's what makes the segmentation in the market, I mean shit, my wife's bow cost her like $3K. We guitar players are bottom feeders
Like for me - I really don't care for MIDI enabled at all (I'll use hex processing though). but that's MY personal thing, we all got em
Like for you, the main thing has been cost, but for me, the main thing would be if it does something all that cool...I think the IDEA got people going, but I'm not so sure it stuck
I think at $1200 (B-stock was going for like a little under $2k) sure they'd sell -- then they'd plateau and get passed around and I doubt it'd be possible for moog to realize ROI at producing at $1200 street
02-23-2013 01:48 AM
Well I do know about tech products so I am NOT basing my opinion strictly on what I would buy personally.
I think the market simply was not ready for that guitar at that kind of pricing. Simple.
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