No more tuning!
Monday December 03rd 2007, 2:36 pm
Filed under: Cool gear

Thanks to robot technology invented by German firm Tronical Gmbh, tuning your guitar by hand may one day be a thing of the past.

According to this article from Yahoo News, Gibson is introducing a self-tuning guitar.

So how cool is that?

Well, about $3,400 worth of cool, as it happens. That’s roughly the price tag for a limited edition Gibson Les Paul Silverburst model with optional automatic tuning, which will apparently be available in the US starting on Friday, December 7, 2007.

The guitar will come with six present tunings and can remember additional custom tunings. That means if you use special tunings for certain songs when playing out, you no longer have to lug along a second guitar (or figure out how to entertain the audience while you spend 10 minutes retuning before and after). Just turn the knob to the desired position and the guitar will tune itself in about two seconds via tiny motors attached to the pegs.

If you’ve already got a guitar you love or you just don’t want to shell out $3,400 for a new Gibson Les Paul, the “Powertune” technology is reportedly available for purchase online for 899 Euros. Tronical says it can be added to “many different models of electric guitars” without leaving a mark.

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