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Tag: Guitar

For Gastropods About to Rock….

For Gastropods About to Rock….
If our Bikini Bottom pals SpongeBob and his pet snail Gary were to form a band with Plankton and long hair, this is the guitar they would use. OK, technically the thing isn’t a guitar, it’s an electric ukulele.

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar: Strumming Without Strings

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar: Strumming Without Strings
Want to play the guitar, but don’t want to deal with those pesky broken strings and having to keep it in tune? Misa Digital’s Kitara is a unique all-digital guitar that replaces strings with a touchscreen for strumming and buttons for frets.

Old NES Gets a New Life as an Electric Guitar

Old NES Gets a New Life as an Electric Guitar
How often do you play your old NES? I bet you’d play it more if it were a guitar. That’s right, someone out there got the brilliant idea to take an old NES and convert it into a fully-functional electric guitar.

Fender Outs Rock Band 3 Stratocaster Controller With Real Strings

Fender Outs Rock Band 3 Stratocaster Controller With Real Strings
I know I’m not the only one who has been jamming to a tune on Rock Band and thought I could probably play the real guitar that good too if it were a game. Squire is a Fender brand and the company is famous for the Stratocaster line of guitars.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.