' It just kinda happens that chronologically I'm sort of right at the sweet spot. You know, I kinda came along and got interested in music right at the time that guitar was exploding. My trajectory is a little bit different in that while most everybody that took up the guitar to rebel against their parents through rock & roll I found that if I took up jazz I could not only rebel against my parents but also all my friends, since nobody knew what I was talking about". Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny talks about his history with guitar synthesizers and technology.
In fact Pat is not that crazy about synths hence the Orchestrion project. Via midi a lot of acoustic instruments are triggered from the guitar in an amazing way as you can see in the demonstration.