'Megatar', noun, describes a stringed instrument designed for two-handed tapping, with one set of strings for bass and another set for melody.
Two-handed tapping was developed in the 1940's by guitarists Jimmie Webster and Mark Laughlin. Tapping lets you play with both hands at once, without needing to pick or strum.
For example, with the proper method an experienced bass-player or guitar-player can usually play simple basslines and rhythmic chords simultaneously within one day!
Many musicians and guitar-builders have contributed to what is now often called 'touchstyle', including the belthook support system (Lester), increased strings to cover the range of both bass and guitar (Bunker, Santucci), open-string deadener (Bunker), separate outputs from bass and melody strings (Webster), upright positioning (Chapman), special tunings (Fripp, Chapman, Schell), & mainstream performance (Stanley Jordan, Michael Manring, Eddy Van Halen).
And now Mobius brings innovation in the science of sound to create an entirely new instrument -- the Mobius Megatar Two-Handed Touch-Style instrument, crafted with superior design, for ease of play and superior sound.
Just touch or tap the strings to play music -- Shown here: left-hand plays bassline, while right-hand strikes rhythmic chords on top. Presto! Rhythm Bass!
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