Weird sounding Synthitar

Weird sounding Synthitar

From the MAKE Flickr pool

Flickr member Aud1073cH created this rather hot hybrid of guitar and Weird Sound Generator

This is a synth guitar I built from a second hand First Act mini electric guitar that I stripped down, and rebuilt using Ray Wilson’s WSG synth schematics. With only one Wacky/Weird/Zany voice, and without the oddness filter (it can plug into guitar pedals for effects and filters.)
Two ribbon controllers on the neck control the wacky and weird oscillator frequencies. Controls where the pickup used to be effect the Zany oscillator, and switches near the neck control the wacky send and range.
Its black with a metal flake flame paint job was my first flame project with the airbrush.

Excellently lengthy dual ribbon control! It’s worth noting that “Oddness” (though not included here) is a great low pass filter and easily recreated on it’s own from the project schematic. Click on for additional pics documenting the birth of said Synthitar.

4 thoughts on “Weird sounding Synthitar

  1. Aud1073cH says:

    Please note that this is a mini guitar, not a full size guitar, so the controllers are not all that long.

    Click through the flickr links to see worklog photos in my photostream, or go to
    to see all my photos tagged Synthitar.

    1. Collin Cunningham says:

      point taken – still quite sweet tho

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