CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos takes a look at a guitar that can tune itself, saving time and making it possible for musicians to carry only one guitar instead of several. After selecting a key, a computer embedded in the back of the guitar takes over from there and automatically tunes the strings.
Gibson has just released a self-tuning guitar, but a $100 tuner is probably a better investment.
The guitar strings serve as the network on the Robot Guitar, which could save professional musicians time when changing keys. Photos: Self-tuning six string Video: Gibson's self-tuning guitar
The self-tuning SG version comes in metallic purple.
At a conference in San Jose, teardown specialists take apart the self-tuning guitar to see how it works.
Critically acclaimed musician Martin Luther will demonstrate Gibson's revolutionary self-tuning guitar at a free show in San Rafael, Calif.
Guitar Hero fans can now start strumming their cell phones (sort of). Those who play actual guitars, meanwhile, may want to try computer-driven tuning.
But will it teach us how to play?
It's not a robo-guitar, but it's cheap.