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Guitto’s GGP-04 pickup aims to turn your parlor acoustic into a dreadnought with five onboard impulse responses

Guitto GGP-04
(Image credit: Guitto)

After launching the Reverb, Chorus and Delay-loaded GGP-02 acoustic guitar pickup in 2020, Joyo offshoot Guitto has returned for 2022 with the announcement of the GGP-04.

Like the GGP-02, the GGP-04 aims to level up the acoustic pickup game by promising to deliver five Impulse Responses directly from your instrument.

A handful of factory-equipped IRs aim to simulate the sounds of different acoustic body types, such as Auditorium and Dreadnought, and can be swapped out for self-made or third-party IR files via the onboard USB connection.

In practice, the pickup detects vibrations from your acoustic guitar strings and processes the ensuing sound in a bid to turn your small-bodied Parlor guitar into a Grand Auditorium.

The accompanying control system features a small screen that signals which IR is selected, and houses control knobs for Bass, Treble and Volume.

According to Guitto, a range of reverb and delay effects have also been crammed into the GGP-04, which can be heard while playing unplugged via a Vibration Speaker Effects mode – it’s the same technology, in fact, behind the GGP-02.

There’s been no word on a price or a release date yet, so keep an eye on Joyo’s official website for updates.

Guitto GGP-04

(Image credit: Guitto)

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Matt is a News Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.