IT'S coming and it's out to get all Fender-loving guitar players, hahahaha (laughs like The Count). Now would you love to have a guitar that tunes itself? I would. I think Gibson has read my and the rest of the axe-toting crowd's mind when it comes to making a guitar. With this new rig, you can quickly switch to alternate tunings with a flick of a button/knob. Woah! Excellent! Wanna play like Slash, just whip out the guitar and let the guitar tune itself. Or Jimmy Page in Led Zep's Kashmir? Or perhaps be like Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix who often play in the E flat tuning (sounds warmer). It really takes a lot of time to detune those strings, hoping you're in tune. If you don't believe me, watch this video to see it live in action. Gibson has also created several interesting videos of the robot guitar. The "Psycho" version is just hilarious. An instructional video is also on YouTube: < Here's what its inventor had to say:
Which famous musicians are already using your system? Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, he loves it. Matt Bellamy from Muse put it in his guitars. Uli Jon Roth, former guitar player of the Scorpions, says he actually can't live without it anymore. Steve Vai couldn't believe it unless he saw it, and once he saw it it was still very hard for him to believe. He's telling everybody about how great it is. Steve Lukather really loves it. I showed it to Pete Townshend, and he wants to get to know more about it. That's just the start of it.Now, wouldn't you love to have one as a holiday gift.