The InteGuitar Interface system
The InteGuitar Interface system has been an ongoing project starting in the late 1970’s. The fascination with the guitar started at around the age of 10 years old near Sydney. For some strange reason located just down the road was a guitar shop. For a remote place it’s a wonder it did any business in an almost country like town.
Guitars are beautiful to look at:
Staring at those shiny guitars in absolute awe of the shapes and colours much to the annoyance of the shop owners is a great fun thing to do. But one thing did stick in the mind the very confusing looking "blank fret boards" and strings. Morse so the way there was no real fretboard guide to making the job of playing guitar easy. The fretboard looked like impossible to understand.
The Blank Fretboard Nightmare:
There had to be a good reason for this and of course there was. As soon as the guitar changes key the configuration of the fretboard changes similar to the way a slide rule works. So this would stop any form of permanent visual assistance like that of the black and white notes of the piano keyboard.
Eureka Problem solved:
The slide rule key changing nature of the guitar fretboard is what was stopping the idea of an guide type system. the problem is way the neck gets wider and the frets come closer together further up the neck. No one had attempted this before because it looked impossible.
At the age of 16 within five minutes of understanding the problem I had the Concertina Interface invention idea in my head. But then another 20 years was needed for 3D technology to evolve and to learn the computer and it powers.
The system is an imediate success:
We could write a book on the highs and lows of getting such a project off the ground. Just understand this system works its been tried and tested. As a guitar teacher getting students through the boring beginner stage of guitar in one to two months is priceless. This has been inspiring to me and to the students involved.
Interguitar would like to thank the following people all of which have been valued greatly for there input no matter how great or small: Inspired by Michelle Drenkovski
Jock Cheethum, Michelle Barry, Micheal Druce, Graham Rees, Greg Furguson. Genevieve Mc Mahon, David Colburn, Tomas Prochascka. James Petharidge, Mark Paslow Mick Pucar Pauline Bleech, Paul Hayward. Hans Henrichsen Leigh Webber Jonothon Palmer Michael Luchich….
InteGuitar is an Australian Owned and Run Business.
Lastly we have been asked a few times about the idea behind the Arizona desert InteGuitar logo. There is two ways to look at this logo. Either as the silhouette of the sun rising between two ancient volcano shafts. Or the bottom half of the acoustic guitar and its sound hole.