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Pick Punch Makes Guitar Picks Out of Anything

Pick Punch Makes Guitar Picks Out of Anything
I’m not a guitar player at all, I can get by on Rock Band in a pinch, but when it comes to the real thing I have nothing. That doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate how cool this Pick Punch device is though.

Power Gig Music Game Gets Sweet Handmade Six String Guitar Controller

Power Gig Music Game Gets Sweet Handmade Six String Guitar Controller
When I was a kid I had a short attention span, and often left things half done. I took guitar lessons for a few months until I realized that you had to practice and couldn’t just play Funky Town day one.
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Nexilux Guitar Controller: for Music Minimalists

Nexilux Guitar Controller: for Music Minimalists
If you’re into the Rock Band or Guitar Hero games but don’t want to lug around a full-size guitar when you’re popping over to a friend’s house to play, you might want to check out this compact guitar. The NEXiLUX wireless guitar controller breaks down into a couple of pieces and fits neatly inside a carrying bag that you can easily fit into your backpack.

The Millennium Falcon Guitar: Not Quite Ready for the Kessel Run

The Millennium Falcon Guitar: Not Quite Ready for the Kessel Run
I don’t think that Han Solo ever intended that the Millennium Falcon would be used as a model for a guitar, but musically inclined Star Wars geeks will rejoice when they see this nifty axe made to look like Solo’s ship. This custom electric guitar was built by Travis S.

Modal Kombat: Guitar-Controlled Mortal Kombat

Modal Kombat: Guitar-Controlled Mortal Kombat
Few things can rile up a crowd more than watching a heads-up competition, as in boxing, fencing, chess. Well, maybe not chess but you get the point. Inspired by the spirit of such spectacles, David Hindman of New York University wrote a thesis about controlling Mortal Kombat using real guitars.

Fully Playable Electric Guitar T-Shirt: This One Goes to 11

Fully Playable Electric Guitar T-Shirt: This One Goes to 11
While I’ve seen everything from keyboards to LEDs integrated into t-shirts, this is the first time that I’ve seen an actual guitar put into a t-shirt. That’s not all: this funky t-shirt comes even with an amplifier. The t-shirt is wired up with digitized samples of the major chords from a real electric guitar.

New Guitar Hero Guitars Look Awesome

New Guitar Hero Guitars Look Awesome
The guys over at Gizmodo got their hands on early pics of the new guitars for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, and they’re really looking sweet. By moving all of the electronics out the body of the guitar and into the neck,  you’ll be able to swap outthe bodies to personalize your guitar to your own liking.

Paper Jamz Guitars Trade Paper Cuts for Blisters

Paper Jamz Guitars Trade Paper Cuts for Blisters
I took guitar lessons as a kid until the instructor kicked me out because I refused to practice. I fully expected to play an electric guitar the first day without any effort. As close as I get to playing the guitar today is a game of Rock Band.

33% Guitar + 33% Mandolin + 33% Theremin = 100% Awesome

33% Guitar + 33% Mandolin + 33% Theremin = 100% Awesome
The guys over at synthopia hunted up this wondrous electrical musical oddity, and I love it. The Destroyer combines an electric guitar, mandolin and that wonderful outer-spacey-squealy instrument – the theremin – in one compact package. Handmade by guitar artist Mark Dalzell, The Destroyer is has two necks – one for the 6-string guitar, the other for the 4-string mandolin.

Android-Winmo-Iphoneos Guitar: What Happens When the Phone Rings?

Android-Winmo-Iphoneos Guitar: What Happens When the Phone Rings?
This crazy looking contraption isn’t just a bunch of smartphones, it’s a musical instrument. Made for a presentation at MobileCampBrussels, the Phone Guitar is made out of five smartphones (actually there’s an iPod Touch standing in for the iPhone) on three different mobile platforms using three different programing languages as well as two third-party apps, a custom cross-platform sequencer app, a stick, some battery powered speakers, and a whole lot of duct tape.

Roland Micro-Cube Amp: Big Sound You Can Carry Around

Roland Micro-Cube Amp: Big Sound You Can Carry Around
If someone in your family suddenly develops an interest in learning how to play the guitar, giving him or her the 2-watt Micro-CUBE amplifier by Roland will help ensure that your neighbors won’t kill you. That’s not to say you’ll be giving your loved one a gimped amp; the Micro-CUBE doles out full sound and clean tone.

Misa Digital Guitar Says Good Riddance to Strings

Misa Digital Guitar Says Good Riddance to Strings
This digital guitar runs on Linux and has a touch screen interface. How cool is that? What is it exactly? The Misa Digital Guitar is a pressure-sensitive touchscreen MIDI controller that’s been built into a guitar body.

Gakken Mini Electric Guitar Kit Rocks

Gakken Mini Electric Guitar Kit Rocks
The guys at Japan’s Gakken Otona no Kagaku Magazine are at it again, this time, they’ve created a really cool kit that lets you build your own mini electric guitar. Now, I’m not talking about the type the comes with Rock Band or Guitar Hero either.

Recycling Heroes: Circuit Board Guitar Picks

Recycling Heroes: Circuit Board Guitar Picks
One of the best (and easiest) ways to leave your unique stamp on your guitar playing is by keeping a few really sweet picks around. Note, please, that this only applies to actual guitars–not the little plastic variety.

Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt: Air Guitar on Steroids

Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt: Air Guitar on Steroids
The thinking geeks at ThinkGeek recently unleashed one of their most awesome creations: WEARABLE ROCK. Their Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt features a semi-guitar with 14 major chords – which were recorded from a real electric guitar – assigned to different areas on the neck, so you can play songs for real without really knowing how to play the guitar. It even comes with a magnetic pick for some strumming action, and an awesome mini amplifier that has “Think Geek” written on it using the same font that Marshall uses on its amps.
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