The Megatar is a stringed musical instrument designed to be played with two-handed tapping. A string instrument (or stringed instrument) is a Musical instrument that produces Sound by means of Vibrating strings In the Hornbostel-Sachs A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Tapping is a playing technique generally associated with the Electric guitar, although the technique may be performed on almost any String instrument. Tapping is a playing technique generally associated with the Electric guitar, although the technique may be performed on almost any String instrument. It is manufactured by the U. S. company 'Mobius Megatar'.
The Megatar is a fretted instrument with 12 strings, divided in two sections of six, where one set of strings is for bass and the other for melody. A fret is a raised portion on the neck of a Stringed instrument, that extends generally across the full width of the neck Both sides are normally tuned in fourths intervals. The perfect fourth () is a Musical interval which spans four scale degrees Other tunings and setups are common. The scale length is similar to an electric bass guitar. For the musical (rather than instrumental scale, see Pythagorean tuning. It uses electronic pickups that should be connected to an amplifier to produce sound. Generally an amplifier or simply amp, is any device that changes usually increases the amplitude of a signal. The instruments have two embedded, dual-action truss rods and a stereo 1/4" output. A truss rod is a Guitar part used to stabilize and adjust the lengthwise forward curvature (also called relief) of the neck The Megatars are usually made with bolt-on necks. Bolt-on neck is a method of Guitar (or similar stringed instrument construction that involves joining a guitar neck and body using Screws as opposed to glue as However from 2007 all new instruments are exclusively "neck-through". Neck-through or neck-thru (or in full form neck through body) is a method of Electric guitar or Bass guitar construction that involves extending All models are either built from light-colored maple and alder or premium dark woods like mahogany, sapele, wenge and rosewood.
There are several types of models of the Megatar available, the "TrueTapper" and the "MaxTapper" being the basic models. One model of the Megatar, the "ToneWeaver", is equipped with the Ralph Novak "Fanned Frets" System. Novax Guitars is a Guitar manufacturing company founded by Ralph Novak The "MidiTapper" is also equipped with a midi pickup system, which can drive synthesizers. MIDI ( Musical Instrument Digital Interface, ˈmɪdi is an industry-standard protocol that enables Electronic musical instruments Computers The "Piezo-tapper" has GraphTech “Acoustiphonic” piezo pickups installed. A Megatar LapTapper comes with a custom table-top support system built in, so that the instrument can be played on a table or stand, like a keyboard.