According to them, that evolution is an instrument crafted entirely of aircraft grade titanium — sans the woods that have for decades contributed to the signature sounds of guitars everywhere. It also does away with just about everything else in the process. There's no proper guitar body here, nor anything resembling a traditional neck or fretboard. And rather than a regular headstock, the Gittler features a headless design with a "string lock" mechanism that clamps down on each string (there's no winding involved) to ensure your guitar stays on pitch.
"Say goodbye to wood, and just about everything else"
It's an evolutionary design based on an instrument Alan Gittler originally put together back in the 1970s. His thinking then? "The basic elements of vibration and gain were the only truly indispensable elements at play when making sound." That led him to strip away elements from the guitar until he was left with little more than pickups, strings, frets, and equally minimalistic tuning machines. The team behind the Kickstarter effort says revitalizing the Gittler has been a three-year effort involving numerous patents. They're shooting for a funding goal of $80,000 to bring the guitar to interested players.