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Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby james » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am

Here's a preview of a new Sonuus guitar we are working on, in collaboration with another UK company, SnapDragon Guitars.

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It's a travel guitar, which means it's not only easy to take anywhere but is packed with features that mean you don't need to take much else on your travels.

Not only is it small, but it folds in half to make it tiny! A proper guitar that fits in a briefcase.

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A short video

At The Guitar Show in Birmingham 2017, we shot a video with Guitar Nerds. You if you want to see and learn more, check this out: https://youtu.be/qrd19ds1IXw

Feel free to ask questions, etc.
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Re: Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby Jahloon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:05 pm

Is the MIDI output a single channel driven by all strings, or will you have an option to process all strings individually like Roland/Graphtec/RMC units?
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Re: Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby james » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:08 pm

Just now, the MIDI output is solo (essentially it's a Sonuus G2M/i2M doing the processing). But it's certainly possible to add a multi-channel pickup and do each string individually. It just needs a bit more electronics, and of course a split pickup.
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Re: Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby Stevo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:20 pm

:ugeek: A great prototype! Love it.
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Re: Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby Jahloon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:02 pm

james wrote:Just now, the MIDI output is solo (essentially it's a Sonuus G2M/i2M doing the processing). But it's certainly possible to add a multi-channel pickup and do each string individually. It just needs a bit more electronics, and of course a split pickup.

A SONUUS based 6 channel non-piezo pickup would certainly be appreciated. As a single drive I think it out-performs the Roland and RMC units.
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Re: Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby james » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:42 pm

A SONUUS based 6 channel non-piezo pickup would certainly be appreciated. As a single drive I think it out-performs the Roland and RMC units.


Yes, I agree!
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Re: Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby tydacor » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:11 pm

I like the idea. I hope it has a built in tuner. Will be nice if the midi output is polyphonic. I own the i2M and it is the best so far at converting audio to midi. Unfortunately it is only monophonic. Any idea of the release time. Right now I am looking to buy a travel guitar and this seems like the perfect solution for me. But I don't want to wait for ever.
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Re: Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby james » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:27 am

Not sure of the release time yet. It's still at the planning stage.

To speed it up, we might do a cut-down version first with less electronics. So maybe the looper, but not pitch-to-MIDI nor USB audio.
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Re: Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby joshedwards » Tue May 23, 2017 1:13 pm

Small and light enough to carry on-board.Our very own guitar tech and sales rep Matt's band Mandeville are up for two .
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Re: Sonuus Snapdragon Travel Guitar

Postby Clarinetcarl » Sun May 28, 2017 9:47 pm

wow...looks good.

make a bass version and ill defintely support this concept.
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