[2007] Gibson Proudly Presents 'The Robot Guitar'....

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  1. Alty

    Alty Well-Known Member

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    A First Run Limited Edition

    On December 7, 2007, Gibson will change the guitar world forever. Again.

    True to the spirit of innovation that inspired Gibson to invent the legendary Tune-o-matic bridge, the powerful humbucker, and the revolutionary Digital Les Paul, Gibson proudly presents the Gibson Robot Guitar—the world's first guitar with robotic technology.

    Since the dawn of the instrument, musicians have come to accept the guitar's imperfections and lack of tonal precision as necessary evils. Onstage and off, guitarists have fought to stay in tune. Every music lover and performer has had to suffer through the show—halting, mood-killing atonal droning of a loudly amped guitar being brought into tune. And in the studio, or at home, imprecise intonation throws the guitar in and out of tune, up and down the neck, as the instrument requires tweaking with each season and at times with each string change.

    For as long as the guitar has existed, guitar lovers have had two choices—live with a temperamental and out-of-tune instrument or make frequent trips to the shop for setups. Not anymore.

    Introducing the Gibson Robot Guitar. All you have to do is play it.

    In Select Stores December 7, 2007
    First Run Limited Edition, only 10 per store


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    http://archive.gibson.com/RobotGuitar/index.html

    IMHO: The way auto-tune should be....
     
  2. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    I have no problem tuning my guitar. I would appreciate it , however, if Gibson would come up with automated: intonation, truss rod adjustment, action adjustment, and string changing.
     
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    You forgot cleaning, buffing and playing. If it could play what I want as I hold it ... imagine ? Then someone will come up with a name like ... Guitar Pro, or ... Guitar Hero.
     
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  4. MarkB

    MarkB Well-Known Member

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    As Ive said before, the gForce is quite fun, but I have no doubt the novelty will wear off and it will be assigned to a jiffy bag! Mind you, If Im going to choose then Id rather having a plastic brick hidden behind the Headstock than a glowing knob! ;-)
     
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  5. Alty

    Alty Well-Known Member

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    According to the interweb, Gibsons don't need any of that....as they are perfect....:shock:

    :naughty:

    Personally think the current gForce looks like a toy and prefer this look:

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    Over this:

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    The thread isn't about whether you can tune or not or whether anyone likes it, it's more about the technology and seeing as they could produce this system in 2007 yet the 2014/15 etc design is terrible in comparison, as someone interested, not just in the original way of doing things, but embrace some new technologies to make making music easier, thought Gibson were taking a step back with the newer versions.

    ;)
     
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  6. JohnnyGoo

    JohnnyGoo Well-Known Member

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    a friend at work bought one of those Les Pauls.it was a green one.
     

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