Montreal Guitar Show 2011
Pagelli Interchangeable Top Guitar
The yet-to-be-named Claudio Pagelli creation stole the show with its interchangeable resonator, acoustic, electric, and banjo tone plates. In addition, the guitar's bridge can be switched between the regular bridge and a sitar bridge for additional tones. The neck is attached with a pin in the back of the guitar and a removable tailpiece, and the discs will have quick-change functionality with +/- connections, no wires. It takes about a minute for the entire change and the strings stay basically in tune. The pickups are Lace Alumitones and Volume and Tone controls are hidden in the upper bout's soundholes. "I was sure it was a cool idea, but I wasn't sure if it would work," Pagelli told PG. "And I'm very happy it turned out like this."