Self-Tuning Electric Guitar
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 09:50AM
Malcolm Lambe

231239-297388-thumbnail.jpgJust what we've all been waiting for!

"Add this electromechanical Tronicle PowerTune from Synthax to your Fender Stratocaster or Gibson Les Paul, and all you need to do is press a button to tune up that ax within two seconds. Have a tin ear? Or are you on a stage with 120dB music blasting in your ears? Dial up the tuning you’re looking for, and it’s done. Imagine that. As soon as its software is ready, this device will even let you go from one tuning to an alternate tuning in the middle of a song.

It works with three components: servo motors on the tuning heads, a bridge which analyzes the pitches and then the TunedControl multi-knob where you can store various tunings and presets. Available in June for the Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster, and the Gibson Les Paul and Flying V, it’ll retail for $800."

Shamelessly nicked from gizmodo - the Comments there are interesting.

Now all we need is a self-tuning singer. I'd like to see that.

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