Watch Out For The Robotic Guitar!

Gibson Robot Electric GuitarNow I realize that this has typically not been a blog about music gear, but please bare with me. I am a musician myself (somewhat) and so I appreciate the latest news in the music industry. Anyway, this guitar by Gibson and Musician’s Friend really caught my eye. Why? If you know anything about guitars or stringed instruments in general then you may be aware that they must be tuned. This is a process of tightening or loosening the various strings until they resonate at just the right pitch.

Gibson asks the question, “What if you didn’t have to tune your guitar?” Yes, that’s right! What if the guitar tuned itself? The wait is over because this one does. The Robot Electric Guitar is the world’s first guitar with built-in robotic technology. All you have to do is plug it in, dial in the tuning and strum the strings. Done. Ready to go. How cool is that?

  • Greg McArthur

    This is what musicians should refer to as “scary.” I know that I wouldn’t want a guitar or any instrument that tuned itself. Half the fun is gone from the instrument at that point.

    Also, last Saturday I bought a Wurlitzer organ from Loaves & Fishes for………..wait for it…………$30!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hey Greg, I agree with you to a certain degree. It’s somewhat sad for a guitarist to not be able to tune his/her axe. But that being said, I’m a pianist/keyboardist. You don’t see me tuning the keyboard.

    Thanks for the comment!