Now, a ‘robot’ guitar that tunes itself

December 3rd, 2007 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 3 (ANI): A first-of-its kind self-tuning guitar is going to be launched which uses robotic technology for its functioning.

The Gibson Robot, which costs 1,400 pounds has the ability to tune itself using six presets, which musicians can switch to by pushing a button as they play.

The robot guitar works by a device in the bridge monitoring the pitch of the strings, and also after string changes it retunes itself automatically within seconds.

Henry Juszkiewicz is the chairman of Gibson Guitar, which will be launched later this week.

“We expect it to sell out within hours on Friday, and have been taking reservations for orders as fast as we can answer the phone lines, Telegraph quoted Juszkiewicz, as saying.

Famous musicians including Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Sir Paul McCartney have been Gibson guitars.

The new instruments will go on sale at 400 dealers worldwide.

If successful, it is believed that other top name guitar manufacturers will also be lining up to stock up on the guitar. (ANI)

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