Remember that touchscreen guitar that we showed you last January, the Misa?  Well, you can now preorder the basic version for $849 or the special edition for $2,899.  In addition to a price announcement, they’ve also changed the name to Kitara.

Feature wise we’re looking at a multifunction touchscreen, MIDI controls and an on-board polyphonic synthesizer with effects.

We’re a still bit concerned about the overall fidelity of the device, but given it’s novel feature set we’re sure it something customers are willing to overlook.

Kitara is the guitar, reinvented. It’s 100% digital, giving guitarists a brave new world of electronic sound and expression – on stage and in the studio. With an onboard polyphonic synthesizer and multi-touch screen, Kitara allows guitarists to fully express their musical vision, creating electronic music that pushes the limits of what’s possible.
Typical Kitara owners will include studio musicians, DJs, electronic musicians, ambient musicians, traditional guitar players and aspiring musicians looking for a truly unique experience to create, explore and share.
Pricing:
Kitara will be sold in the US at a suggested retail price of $849 with Kitara Special Edition selling for $2,899.
Features/functionality of Kitara and Kitara Special Edition
Kitara and Kitara Special Edition include an innovative multifunction touchscreen, MIDI controls and an on-board polyphonic synthesizer with effects. Meticulously designed and crafted for musicians by musicians, Kitara and Kitara Special Edition allow players to explore and create limitless sound possibilities.
Why Kitara
Digital keyboards and drums have long given players the ability to explore new musical worlds. Digital guitars have been the missing piece of the puzzle. That’s because the nature of guitars makes it difficult to create and control electronic sounds. Michael Zarimis, a passionate engineer and musician from Sydney, Australia, designed the Kitara break through these traditional constraints, allowing guitarists to join the digital world.

Kitara is the guitar, reinvented. It’s 100% digital, giving guitarists a brave new world of electronic sound and expression – on stage and in the studio. With an onboard polyphonic synthesizer and multi-touch screen, Kitara allows guitarists to fully express their musical vision, creating electronic music that pushes the limits of what’s possible.
Typical Kitara owners will include studio musicians, DJs, electronic musicians, ambient musicians, traditional guitar players and aspiring musicians looking for a truly unique experience to create, explore and share.
Pricing:Kitara will be sold in the US at a suggested retail price of $849 with Kitara Special Edition selling for $2,899.
Features/functionality of Kitara and Kitara Special EditionKitara and Kitara Special Edition include an innovative multifunction touchscreen, MIDI controls and an on-board polyphonic synthesizer with effects. Meticulously designed and crafted for musicians by musicians, Kitara and Kitara Special Edition allow players to explore and create limitless sound possibilities.
Why KitaraDigital keyboards and drums have long given players the ability to explore new musical worlds. Digital guitars have been the missing piece of the puzzle. That’s because the nature of guitars makes it difficult to create and control electronic sounds. Michael Zarimis, a passionate engineer and musician from Sydney, Australia, designed the Kitara break through these traditional constraints, allowing guitarists to join the digital world.










Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."