Fern Guitars has unveiled the first playable prototype of its Phoenix model, the world's first all-wood modular guitar.
The key feature of the Phoenix is its removable wood module, which is attached to the guitar by magnets, and can be swapped out by users instantly, at any time.
Users can customize the modules to their heart's content. Guitarists can either customize a fully blank module by themselves, or in collaboration with Fern, or choose from humbucking, P-90 and single-coil pickup configurations. Buyers can also choose a tone wood for their Phoenix.
Though the Phoenix is still in the prototype stage, Fern says (opens in new tab) that the guitar's assembly is nearing completion, and that it will be in production in the next few months.
For more info and updates on the guitar, stop by fernguitars.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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