Opening act for Gibson’s self-tuning guitar

December 3, 2007

To tune the instrument, the player pulls out one of the knobs on the body of the guitar and strums the strings. The tuner pegs begin to twist left and right on their own, and in about 15 seconds the guitar has been tuned to a different key–or even a customized key that emulates the preferred key of, say, Albert Collins or Jimi Hendrix. The pegs make a low mechanical whirring noise.



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