Boss unveiled a new electric guitar that incorporates some modern technology so that it can be easily programmed with a wide range of synthesized sounds.
The EURUS GS-1 features a built-in polyphonic Boss synthesizer engine that allows guitarists to “access an impressive range of sounds with analog character” at the touch of a button, the company said in a press release.
The synth engine offers high sonic quality and natural touch response, and comes with six built-in memories of ready-to-play sounds, along with a synth control knob for manual adjustments. All synthesizer sounds respond to normal guitar techniques, “with no latency or activation issues to disturb the musical flow,” according to Boss.
In addition to the built-in synthesizer sounds, the guitarist can program their own sounds via Bluetooth using Boss’s GS-1 Editor app for iOS and Android devices. It offers “many different synthesizer types and variations,” along with the ability to adjust pitch, resonance and other parameters. You can also direct a range of parameters to the guitar’s synthesizer control and save your favorite sound combinations before performances.
It can also be paired with the new EV-1-WL wireless midi pedal that operates via Bluetooth, with the ability to change parameters such as pitch bend, hold, filter depth and more via the foot switch and up to two pedals external.
Built in Japan, the guitar itself has an offset body design with a slim profile, 24-fret neck with a composite spoke neck. It features Gotoh hardware for “smooth tremolo action and solid fit stability with a two-point fulcrum and stepped height locking machine heads”.