Former Guitars are a family of instruments that bean when NF successfully
modified and decontextulalized a Silvertone electric guitar. The
"classic" former guitar is a pure conversion job. Conversely, new
instruments like the Divynax, Vegas, and Guitaint use guitar components
(such as pickups, strings and tuning heads) but are made from scratch.
The former guitars
have two strings which share tension through a "head" that pivots
under the control of a long whammy arm. This configuration causes
one string to tighten as the other is loosened, creating a tonal
center. The difference of the strings at rest (equal tension) is
an octave, because of the string diameter.
The Former Guitars
also have a movable bridge that acts as a big fret for "hammer-on"
and other techniques more specific to the instrument. Pickups are
mounted under both ends of the string, allowing for multiple independant
string segments. The range of the string tension is two to three
octaves. The movable bridge futher divides the string into intervals.
This mechanical formula echos the sound-math of the Nondo.
duets by THUS audio
The Bendy Guitar 1985
The Bendy Guitar
The Nuguitar 1994
The Vegas 2000
The Guitaint 2002