All-in-One Fusion Guitar Has Built-In Amp and iPhone Dock

While scouring the Indiegogo crowdfunding site (something we almost never do), we stumbled upon the Fusion Guitar.

Its makers are calling it the "all in one" electric guitar.

While it might look like a regular guitar with a unique shape, it's actually got its own built-in speakers—which is reminiscent of some oddball guitars made in the Sixties. It has two humbuckers, 12-hour battery life and—wait for it—a 20-watt amp that powers the aforementioned speakers.

Its makers also has added an iPhone dock into the mix. An iPhone can be used to select different effects and amp-modeling features, putting everything from distortion to supposedly tube-amp-style tones at your fingertips.

As reports, the iPhone integration lets players follow along with instructional videos or take advantage of apps to improve their skills. You can even record what you're playing, as you're playing it.

The Fusion guitar works with the iPhone 6, 6S, 5, 5S and fifth-generation iPod Touch. The dock can be removed and swapped out to accommodate different phones.

The Fusion Guitar was launched two weeks ago on Indiegogo with a $60,000 flexible funding goal. Some early-bird guitars are available for a $399 pledge.

Anyway, we suggest you check out the video below—if only to watch someone strike strange poses as he rocks out on a beach in Australia. It does, after all, seem like a fine travel guitar. You don't even need to bring an amp with you.

Conheca a Fusion Guitar! A primeira Guitarra "inteligente".

A primeira Guitarra "inteligente", já vem com Amplificador, Alto-falantes embutidos, Gravador e integração com iPhone! 12 horas de Bateria e muito, mas muito mais! E por menos de U$400,00 (No Brasil nem posso imaginar... Do jeito que vai...)Construída com Braço em Maple e escala em Jacarandá que se estende até a ponte, dando sensação real de uma guitarra comum. Conheça mais detalhes aqui!

Posted by Guitarrologia on Friday, September 11, 2015

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.