I see Gibson is finally unveiling "The Robot Guitar"
Pretty interesting idea and a great idea ... thats is IF it works. They say there are tiny motors inside the instrument that are hooked to computers that loosen and tighten the strings according to vibration.
Well if those computers are anything like the one on my desk they will work PERFECTLY all the way up until I need it the most like I am on stage peforming for all my friends and family!
No seriously, I wonder how long it will be if the "Robot Guitar" (I wonder what marketing genius thought of THAT name? sheesh?) is a hit how long before there is a self tuning mandolin?
Would you want one? I mean I kinda don't mind tuning my mandolin. It takes me about 30 seconds to tune except when changing strings. But I'd probably want one just to check it out.
Hey I wonder how long it will be before they have computerized player guitars and mandolins much like the old player pianos? Then with a self tuner and a self player we could all sound like Bill Monroe, Bush and Grisman and all we'd have to do is hold the mandolion and dance around and look cool like Chris Thile!