The Phoenix is a modular electric guitar that lets you swap pickups modules “in seconds”
Fern Guitars has shared an update on the Phoenix, a modular electric guitar that lets players swap out pickups modules on-the-fly.
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We first reported on the Phoenix back in May 2020, when an early prototype of the guitar was shown off in images and in a short demo video. This latest Kickstarter update of the instrument – dubbed a “final prototype” – showed a much more polished guitar. It will be available to pre-order on 15 June.
The guitar promises that modules – fitted with pickups and their respective controls – will be able to be swapped out “in seconds”. Some modules resemble Tele-style configurations, while others feature two humbuckers.
A Tele-style module for the Phoenix / Image: Fern Guitars
Fern Guitars is a one-man operation. The brand is aiming to sell at least 20 units of the Phoenix, which is “the minimum we’d need in order to tool up for production and get the guitars out within roughly six months”, according to a Kickstarter description.
The Kickstarter page obscures how much has been pledged so far to the project.
As far as pricing goes, the Phoenix and one module will be available to early pledgers for $999, with additional modules priced at $425 each. After the campaign, the price of the guitar will go up to $1,200 with a module, while individual modules will go up to $445.
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