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post Jan 10 2008, 02:11 PM
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I'm a huge fan of that technology of on the fly tuning changes (well not on the fly, but you know what I mean), and though I'm not a big Gibson fan, I'm curious what you think the second run of guitars will be priced at. You think they'll release a studio with maybe a $200 jump in price with the robot onboard? where do you think the second run of robot guitars will be priced? You think they'll put it on other guitars? Because truth be told, I'd rather have an explorer or SG if I were to have a gibson. I'll compromise with the LP for the robot if the price isn't $2100. What do you speculate gibson will do with the technology?

Also: they have a 50's style neck, which I know I don't like on the robot. You think they'll release an LP with a 60's neck and the robot? (edit)

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post Jan 10 2008, 04:59 PM
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I think they will, if all goes well. This is just a test model probably, they are "filling" the market. If a lot of those get sold, they'll put it on their other models you can write it down wink.gif


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post Jan 10 2008, 05:00 PM
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yeah, that's what I'm worried about, if I need to just pull the trigger on an overpriced LP w/ a 50's neck for the robot @_@. They likely won't be any cheaper than they are now.


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post Jan 10 2008, 06:44 PM
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It depends. If they come out bad, their price will drop, but if they come out good, they'll manufacture new models.

If I was considering buyin' , I wouldn't do it for the time being. It is a new technology and it needs a year or so to see how it can handle real life. But if you suffer greatly that buy it - what can I say smile.gif


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post Jan 10 2008, 07:57 PM
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I'm a gadget geek. I don't need a new guitar, at all, but man, do I love gadgets. And rightfully, I do play in a lot of different tunings, would be stellar if I could switch at the push of a button, as lazy as that sounds.

And honestly they're charging 2100 for a guitar that is built to studio specs w/ the robot and a fancy nitro finish. highway robbery!

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post Jan 10 2008, 08:22 PM
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I believe there's a fender strat that does the same thing, or at least I saw one in a catalog with the same button with different automatic tunnings.

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http://www.fender.com/vgstrat/home.html

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post Jan 10 2008, 08:27 PM
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That's not an actual tuner though, that's a digital pickup w/ preamp/FX. your guitar's sound is altered to make it sound in different tunings while it remains in standard.


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That is not as good solution as Gibson's for sure. But it is question how much this robotic tuners are good in real life. smile.gif

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QUOTE (Goliath @ Jan 10 2008, 08:27 PM) *
That's not an actual tuner though, that's a digital pickup w/ preamp/FX. your guitar's sound is altered to make it sound in different tunings while it remains in standard.


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Oh, ok, that's quite different from the Gibson then!, thanks for the info! wink.gif


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post Jan 11 2008, 10:33 PM
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Good news, the robot guitar completely sold out at musiciansfriend.com, which means that the technology will likely come into greater production and possibly put on other instruments in the gibson lineup! (and hopefully the price will come down, they were asking for $900 for a nitrocellulose finish and the robot on a studio LP)


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