Ebow is the company that have created the hand-held electronic bow for the guitar. This iconic little unit is seen in the hands of ambient players all around the world including the Edge from U2.
The Ebow is a unique guitar accessory because it creates infinite sustain on whichever string you hover it over. This means you can run delays or reverbs and create some wonderfully lush soundscapes. It works by creating a magnetic field that interacts with your pickups and gently vibrates the strings… forever.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to play the guitar with a violin or cello bow then this is the closest you’ll get as it truly turns your guitar into a different instrument altogether and has often been used as a tool for inspiration or for adding layers in studio.