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16 11 2007

First “robot” electric guitar tunes itself

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By Jill Serjeant

“LOS ANGELES, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Ever get mad trying to figure out why your version of “Voodoo Child” doesn’t sound like Jimi Hendrix?

Help is at hand from what is described as the world’s first robot guitar — an electric guitar that not only keeps itself in tune even after string changes but also allows players to access six nonstandard tunings at the push of a button.

After 15 years of research, Gibson Guitar is launching a limited edition Les Paul Robot Guitar next month that has set players abuzz with both enthusiasm and skepticism.

“It will not make you a better guitar player but it will allow the average player to access some very sophisticated tunings,” Gibson Guitar Chief Executive Henry Juszkiewicz told Reuters on Tuesday…”

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