Gibson Robot Guitar Wins Best Music Hardware Award
Imagine being able to change your guitar from regular to flat tuning at the push of button. Gibson has made that a reality with their creation, the world’s first Robot Guitar, which is already winning awards. On Wednesday, October 1st, BT Digital Music Awards selected the Gibson Robot guitar as the recipient of their prestigious “Best Music Hardware” award.
So what is so great about this guitar? Not only does it automatically tune to the standard A440 tuning, but you can change to any of the 6 most commonly used alternate tunings, such as open E and drop D, at the touch of a button. In addition to that amazing feature, the panel of judges which consisted of distinguished industry professionals, chose to distinguish Gibson’s guitar from the stiff competition based on its innovation, usability, style and price point ($3,999!).
This guitar seems great for anyone in a band who need to change tunings a lot during their performance but don’t want to constantly be changing their guitars. I go to drop D a lot, but I’m not about to spend 4 grand on a self-tuning guitar when I can turn the knob down a step in about 2 seconds. But nevertheless, technology like this is really exciting for the right people.