About the Lab
The Electric Guitar Innovation Lab explores opportunities for research innovation related to the electric guitar and the various components associated with the electric guitar, including amplifiers, pickups, effects processors, and more. The lab is part of the research of V.J. Manzo, Associate Professor of Music at WPI, and the efforts therein include collaborations with faculty and key personnel as well as external professional musicians and innovators from industry.
Who We Are
Through the Electric Guitar Innovation Lab, WPI students and faculty work together in a variety of interdisciplinary and open-ended projects to develop new innovations related to the electric guitar, including the modification to instruments and components, stompboxes and other effects processors, amplifiers and speaker components, and related inventions and adaptations.
What We Do
The projects we explore typically originate from real-world issues and obstacles guitarists face on stage and in the studio. We address these problems and often partner with key individuals from industry to create new areas of innovation. These sponsors include luthiers, engineers, manufacturers, and more.
We are always looking to collaborate with new potential sponsors. Please allow us to get in touch with you!