This showed up on wired.com yesterday. Moog is a name synonymous with analogue synthesis. (synthesizers) They have now decided to offer a groundbreaking electric guitar. Even though Bob Moog is not around, this was not outside his vision for the future of instruments. This guitar has the ability to interact with it's strings via strings that have "a specific metallurgy designed to work with the Moog pickups." The pickup can mute and sustain strings in different ways essentially adding a whole new dimension and sound to playing an electric stringed instrument. It costs $6500 and is scheduled to ship in September.
Below are the features of the Moog Guitar Paul Vo Edition
FULL SUSTAIN MODE - like no other sustainer; infinite sustain on every string, at every fret position and at any volume. You may have heard sustain before but not with this power (we call it "Vo Power") and clarity.
CONTROLLED SUSTAIN MODE - allows you to play sustained single or polyphonic lines without muting technique. The Moog Guitar sustains the notes you are playing while actively muting the strings you are not playing.
MUTE MODE - removes energy from the strings, resulting in a variety of staccato articulations. The mute mode has never been heard on any other guitar; the Vo Power stops the strings with the same intensity that it sustains them. You feel the instrument transform in your hands.
HARMONIC BLENDS – use the included foot pedal to shift the positive energy of Vo Power in Sustain mode and the subtractive force of Vo Power in Mute mode between the bridge and neck pick-ups to pull both subtle and dramatic harmonics from the strings.
MOOG FILTER - control the frequency of the built-in, resonant Moog ladder filter using the foot pedal or a CV Input.
Check Out Lou Reed and Vernon Reid messing around with it below.