A modern update to a bizarre limited run classic is first off the starting blocks, the Gittler Guitar. Allan Gittler systematically stripped away everything he considered unnecessary to create a 31-fret minimalist icon in the mid 1970s. The 2012 version carries on that vision but brings a few modern upgrades to the package, such as titanium instead of steel.
It certainly looks like an interesting playing prospect, and visitors to NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in January will be able to have a closer look when it makes its public debut. Gittler Instruments was given the guitar an availability window of February 2013