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Boss Unveils Radical EURUS GS-1 Electronic Guitar

Boss EURUS GS-1 guitar synthesizer
(Image credit: BOSS/Roland)

Since 1976, Boss have remained global leaders in the effects market with a string of ‘world firsts’ to their name, including the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble BBD-based pedal and the DD-2 Digital Delay compact delay pedal. In recent years, the Boss line has expanded considerably to include not only more accessories, but also amps (as per the ex-Roland Cube Street model). And with the arrival of the EURUS GS-1 Electronic Guitar Boss have branched out even further from their humble stompbox roots.

Boss EURUS GS-1 guitar synthesizer

(Image credit: BOSS/Roland)

Featuring wireless Bluetooth connectivity for easy editing, the new Japanese-built EURUS GS-1 Electronic Guitar combines regular electric guitar appointments with Boss’ long-established analog-style polyphonic synthesizer technology. Sporting six customizable pre-programmed memory slots and a parameter-assignable synth control knob for dynamic expression “Every synth sound seamlessly responds to normal guitar techniques,” according to Boss.

Boss EURUS GS-1 guitar synthesizer

(Image credit: BOSS/Roland)

Along with the promise of no latency or triggering issues we’re expecting great things from the EURUS GS-1. Though it has the potential to appear nothing like a ‘normal’ guitar to the ears, its splittable dual humbuckers and five-way switch make it sound like one if called for. Its high-performance specs – including a compound radius 24-fret fingerboard, two-point fulcrum bridge, and locking machine heads – will no doubt prove a familiar comfort for many.

Boss EURUS GS-1 guitar synthesizer

(Image credit: BOSS/Roland)

Even more exciting is the optional EV-1-WL Wireless MIDI Expression Pedal. Expanding the creative potential of the EURUS GS-1 even further it can be assigned to enable dynamic parameter movements or ‘effects performances’ such as filter sweeps and pitch bends.

For more details visit Boss' website.