Gibson Announces Robotic Guitar
This jukebox hero allows guitar geeks to stay in tune at all times.
The Robot Guitar will have a limited run in December; mass production should start in late 2008.
November 13, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

Gibson just announced its Robot Guitar just in time for a little “Jingle Bell Rock.”

It can’t fix your off-key singing, but the unit will always be ready to rock in tune at the touch of a button. Using Gibson’s own Tune-o-matic bridge, the guitar can be tuned to one of seven presets. The default is the standard A440 setting, while others were based upon popular songs.

I hope none are “American Pie.” That seemed to be the guitar go-to when I was in high school.

Does this mean more people will pick up the guitar? I’m sure Gibson hopes so. And while serious guitar geeks may scoff, the new technology is packed into a Les Paul. That should shut ‘em up.

But seriously, Robot Guitar? Is that the best they could do? Even Tune-o-matic would have been a cooler name. I dub thee: The VanHalenator.

Get ready for a battle of the bands indeed: Only 4,000 units will be available come December 7. Check the website for a list of dealers.

Follow Electronic House on Facebook and Twitter.

Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

FREE Charter Platinum Membership
Claim your FREE Charter Platinum Membership to EH Network and receive 6 FREE issues of EH Magazine.*
First Name
Last Name
Email Address

We understand your email address is private. By granting you access to the EH Network, you agree to receive email communications from us, including our newsletters. You can manage your subscription at any time in the future.
* The new EH Network launches and your free subscription begins December 2014.


Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.