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Change your guitar’s specs in seconds with Somnium’s modular design

As guitarists, we spend days, weeks, months, obsessing over specs, but imagine you could change your guitar’s pickups, fretboard, even its body shape in seconds. Well, imagine no more, as that’s exactly what Somnium Guitars has set out to achieve with its modular guitar concept.

Somnium's individual machined components are user-interchangeable, meaning one guitar can be completely reassembled in minutes, and without even having to remove the strings.

Pickups, body styles, bridges and fretboards can all be swapped over: so, you can go from rosewood to ebony, hardtail to locking vibrato and, best of all, humbuckers to single coils.

The fact that the parts are detachable means you can pack the guitar up into a much shorter and more compact case, too.

We got a demo of the design at NAMM, and we have to say, we were impressed, and we’ve been assured that the guitars and USA-made components will be available soon.

Head over to Somnium Guitars (opens in new tab) for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).