Taras VP-1 ‘Outward’ String Bend Modular Guitar

image006Okay, the traditionalists out there are probably going to hate this, but I quite like it: TARAS GUITARS Inc has unveiled the VP-1, the world’s first full-range ‘outward’ string-bend modular guitar which lets you – well, bend strings outward instead of inward. “But dude,” you say, “Can’t you reach any reasonable note by bending the regular way?” Well yeah, but get this: now you can hold a steady note on the B or G string while bending the high E. Now you can create riffs where you bend out of a power chord on the lowest two strings into a whole new chord. So yeah, some folks will look at this and think “Eh, guitar was perfected in the 50s” while others will think “That’s just what I need to pull off the music I’m hearing in my head!” Read More …