The WhelTone Single-Cut,
This is Robert Whelton's first guitar built and designed with the help of Jonas Celeen at his shop in Boulder, CO. Here is a Kickstarter promotion that shows the guitar in detail. He used student quality woods to build a guitar that has a fantastic tone, a great feel when you put it on and a quality that keeps it in your hands for a long time. I am excited to hear these instruments with the higher grade woods and this design. The added midi control is awesome when used for performance or composition.
Recently I played this instrument at the Jonas Guitar booth at the Boulder Creek Festival. The sounds produced where turning heads constantly. With the GR 55 it was easy to loop a melodic idea and then jam over it. I could easily see this instrument as a one stop for players who cover many styles and instrument soloists/ loopers.
I have been asked to compose music for the Kickstarter Project using these instruments. Very exciting indeed!
Most happy with a guitar around my neck though it is starting to weigh me down!