Utilizing the technology from the ghost system, which includes unparalleled fast tracking performance, Graph Tech tailored the system for nylon and steel stringed acoustic guitars, designing a system that allows acoustic guitarists to take their playability to an entirely new level.
“I cannot live without my ghost Acoustic MIDI System. All of my recordings and touring depend on The Ghost system. The tracking is unbelievable, and I love that I can change the piezo saddles as easy as guitar strings. My new album “Global Kiss” has a #1 single, “Fun in the Sun” on Billboard Radio charts which was recorded using the ghost Acoustic MIDI System.” Steve Oliver, Artist
Currently, the ghost Acoustic MIDI System is factory installed on Carvin’s NS1 line of Acoustic Electric MIDI Synth Access guitars. Watch Steve Oliver demonstrate the ghost Acoustic MIDI System equipped guitar.
MIDI is difficult to incorporate into an acoustic guitar because traditionally it uses metal saddles which kill the acoustic sound. Graph Tech uses custom piezo crystals encapsulated in a set of patented String Saver saddles to retain the guitar’s authentic acoustic tone with the added benefit of longer string life. Play the piano, saxophone or any instrument as well as you play the guitar because the ghost Acoustic MIDI System enables access to an orchestra of instruments and a world of virtual sounds.
Retailing for $350 USD, the system is now available as a separate complete kit, and easily installs with little modification and a comprehensive and detailed do-it-yourself manual.
“Our ghost Modular Pickup System utilizes the latest MIDI controller technology and is known for its studio-quality tones and fast-tracking hexaphonic output. The same technology behind our ghost System is used here, but tailored for the organic nature of the acoustic guitar and enables you to access other instruments while using your own native instrument. So whether you are in a recording studio, live on stage, or sitting around a campfire with friends, you’ve got a guitar that can rise to the occasion, just be a great acoustic guitar, or any instrument you desire” says Dave Dunwoodie, President, Graph Tech Guitar Labs.