MEG Electric Prototype Guitar

Meg Prototype Guitar

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Meg Prototype Guitar
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You’re not gonna believe what we’ve found this time.

This is one of those guitars that catches you off guard when you first hear about it.  One of those guitars where the concept behind it is so out there that you have to Google search it just to verify that it’s not a load of hooey.

This guitar is a Modular Electric Guitar (MEG).  A decade old company run by a certain Mark Hendrickson who pioneered ways to essentially maximize the tones and feels you can get out of one guitar.  By the powers of rhetorical question I ask how does one do that?

With interchangeable necks and bodies.

That’s right.

Basically you have the body and a neck piece that goes all the way down to the bridge and you can have any type of neck, tuners, pickups, and bridge on one piece set up to any tuning you prefer switched in and out on the fly.  He’s even gone as far as to build bodies that disassemble and connect for the sake of switching between single and double neck guitars and make interchangeable necks for acoustics.  Because of this you could get a whammy bar on an acoustic.

Meg Prototype Guitar
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His website’s gallery features a couple of guitars hanging from the neck which displays the reliability of the connection between the two pieces.

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This guitar comes with three necks built of maple with ebony fretboards with Gotoh tuners and gold hardware.  The first with a Schaller Floyd Rose tailpiece, and Razor Blade pickup.

The second is set up for baritone tuning with the string gauges from .018 to .072, an ABM roller-bridge and tailpiece, and a Razor THT humbucker.

The third is with a Razor Blade magnetic pickup, a Fishman Pro-TOM pickup with active Aura imaging.


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Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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