Guitar

TronicalTune robo-tunes any guitar in an instant

TronicalTune robo-tunes any guitar in an instant

The Tronical device called TronicalTune is a robotic accessory that automatically tunes a guitar without need for any sort of in-shop modification to the instrument. What we're seeing this week is the machine hooked up to a set of guitars, activated, and literally listening in and turning the cranks on its own. This machine and its ability to tune so quickly becomes doubly interesting when you find you're able to switch tunings in the middle of a song.

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Apple now selling iOS-enabled Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar

Apple now selling iOS-enabled Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar

Apple has never actually sold all-out musical instruments directly before, but the company has partnered up with Fender to bring a full-size iOS-enabled Squier Stratocaster guitar to Apple's online store. The guitar is fully playable and includes the traditional 1/4-inch jack so you can still plug into an amplifier to jam, but it also includes the capability to plug directly into an iOS device.

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Moog unveils LEV-96 sensoriactuator concept for acoustic guitars

Moog unveils LEV-96 sensoriactuator concept for acoustic guitars

Moog, the company that pioneered commercial manufacturing of analog synthesizers, has shown off a cool new piece of tech. They call it the LEV-96, and it's a new "sensoriactuator" prototype that "activates and controls naturally occurring harmonics and resonant frequencies on any medium." Images posted by Moog show the concept device being used on an acoustic guitar.

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gTar iPhone guitar lets anyone bust out a sweet riff

gTar iPhone guitar lets anyone bust out a sweet riff

You’ve probably all picked up a guitar at least once and tried to play it, strumming away while trying to position your fingers and giving up rather quickly. A new Kickstarter project is hoping to create a guitar to help users learn how to play by leveraging the iPhone. The gTar features an iPhone dock at the base, and once the phone is plugged in, the app will will control the array of LEDs along the fretboard showing you where to place your fingers.

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Marshall Fridge amps up your liquid to 11

Marshall Fridge amps up your liquid to 11

There's a brand new miniature refrigerator in town, and it's not made by any of the common cooler names you'd expect: it's an amp. This fridge is able to cool masses of cans, bottles, or whatever else you may want to include in your musically-inclined drinking space, and appears by all outward appearances to be a hefty Marshall amplifier for your guitar. And the control knobs, of course, go to 11.

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Hyper Touch Guitar has no strings attached

Hyper Touch Guitar has no strings attached

The guitar is one of the coolest musical instruments around. You can get all sorts of guitars from toys to game controllers up to the real thing for musicians to use. This new concept product is called the Hyper Touch Guitar and it looks like a mash up between a video game controller and a real guitar.

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