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The guitar synth for everyone

With the new Boss SY-300, proper guitar synthesis is back on the agenda; this time through a standard jack cable. Paul White, Editor-in-Chief of Sound on Sound magazine, recalls his first encounter with a Roland guitar synth and explains why he’s so excited about the latest one…

My first encounter with a guitar synth was back in 1977 when I bought one of the first Roland GR-500 guitar synths to reach the UK. I’d seen it demoed at the British Music Fair by Adrian Lee and immediately knew I had to have one. It was an all-analogue, pre-MIDI monster and it came with its

Boss SY-300 Guitar Synth