Misa Digital Guitar drops strings for touch screen

This digital instrument has 24 frets combined with a large touch screen. The open-source software is Linux-powered, and programmers have the ability to alter the interface for specific functionalities.

Misa Digital Guitar
Misa

To the tech-minded, it's innovation. To traditional musicians, it might just be blasphemy. The Misa Digital Guitar has taken the strings out and put a touch screen in their place.

According to the manufacturer's site, the Misa Digital Guitar is not a replacement for the "analog" string instrument, but rather is meant to morph sounds "in an infinite number of ways."

Read more of "Misa Digital Guitar removes the strings, inserts a touch screen" at ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet, SmartPlanet, and CNET. She is based in San Francisco.

 

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