#1
Maybe i am a bit late with this, but has anyone else seen this?

http://www.gibson.com/robotguitar/index.html

To me it looks like a big gimmick.
I feel that in creating a guitar that you don't have to tune, it is taking away some of the experience of playing guitar.

I know you can create preset tunings and it would be alot easier, but i just really don't like this idea.

What are everyone elses views on this?
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#2
you are REALLY late.
I like it....I'm getting bored of re-tuning my guitar when I need it xD
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#3
I agree with .Will. - I think tuning the guitar is a whole skill needed to actually call yourself a real player. When you start using a machine to just select your tunings you're not really playing anymore.
#5
yeah you are a little late....but i still think its genius. you can change tunings during live performance on the fly, and you dont have to bring different guitars for different tunings
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#7
You're as late as my mother when I ask her to pick me up from school.

Although it's a good idea, I think most guitarists can live without it.

I think that a better idea than a self-tuning guitar would be a guitar that stays in tune.
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#10
Hmm, I would rather just install a self-tuning system on my existing guitar rather than buying an overpriced Studio with a 'futuristic' finish.
#11
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I'm fighting the urge to call you stupid right now. That's what came up for "Gibson Robot".


Fair enough, my bad!

Call me stupid now.
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#12
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I'm fighting the urge to call you stupid right now. That's what came up for "Gibson Robot".


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#13
it just looks awesome..i wanna try it so bad.

i believe when i go to guitar center, they keep them in the back. and i know they're expensive as hell.

anyone know how much??
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#14
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it just looks awesome..i wanna try it so bad.

i believe when i go to guitar center, they keep them in the back. and i know they're expensive as hell.

anyone know how much??

~$2k
#15
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I agree with .Will. - I think tuning the guitar is a whole skill needed to actually call yourself a real player. When you start using a machine to just select your tunings you're not really playing anymore.



yeah keyboard players are like 'im so fake all i have to do is just turn on my electrical instrument. might as well just lipsync on keys

you can buy the tuning system for £500..or 3k for this monster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98I808GSGQk
#16
Quote by CrazyDavey
I agree with .Will. - I think tuning the guitar is a whole skill needed to actually call yourself a real player. When you start using a machine to just select your tunings you're not really playing anymore.


-1....tuneing a guitar by ear may be a skill all by itself, but there are tons of profesional musicians who use tuners to tune their guitars, expecialy on stage during a gig, that doesn't mean they're 'not realy playing', it just means there playing a guitar that wasn't tuned by ear...and the Robot LP has the same concept, a quick tune, no hastle, just pick it up and play, and it can make giging far easier since you wouldn't have to stop and tune, I dont see anything wrong with it, if I had the money I'd get one for sure.
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#17
IMO 2k for that isnt really too overpriced.

hell, those idiots want $2,299 for a reverse V, HAHAHAHAHA i mean comon.

i wouldnt buy one...but I can see how it would be kind of cool.
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#18
well, its practical if you play multiple tunings. but fo r just ordinary tuning up, its useless.
its a cool idea, but i would never buy one.
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