Gibson unveils Powertune Les Paul

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here's the official page

http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Features/Introducing%20Powertune%5F%20Gibson%5F/

looks pretty cool. i guess when fender released the VG strat (which uses a roland system to digitally pitch shift) gibson decided to one-up them with this. it self tunes to the selected tuning via a control knob and powered tuners. also be sure to check out the comparison chart showing the les paul vs the VG strat

also...

http://www.gibsoncustom.com/inspiredby/ZakkWyldeV.html

hope they make an epi version so i can afford it
 

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Wow. I might have to save up for that. It'd make life so much easier.
 
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That looks awesome. It almost completely eliminates the need for more than one guitar, too. I'm sure the price is pretty steep, though. That's the "if I win the lottery" guitar for me, because I doubt I'll ever be able to afford it or justify buying it since I just play for fun.
 

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That looks awesome. It almost completely eliminates the need for more than one guitar, too. I'm sure the price is pretty steep, though. That's the "if I win the lottery" guitar for me, because I doubt I'll ever be able to afford it or justify buying it since I just play for fun.
by the looks of it, it's a standard and they're not TOO bad. but the system will only be available on this guitar as they're not going to release it as an add-on, which i wouldn't want to attempt to put in
 

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That looks frickin schweet!! I bought my buddy's SG at a premium discount of $350. Wonder how much this badboy runs you?!
 

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That looks like tentative pricing to me. Gibson would never charge a flat series rate for that variety of guitars.
It's actually confusing...I thought the same thing when I first looked... I could be wrong, but I believe the price just includes the unit, not the guitar itself....So basically if you have a les paul, you buy the unit and have it installed on the guitar...
 

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It's actually confusing...I thought the same thing when I first looked... I could be wrong, but I believe the price just includes the unit, not the guitar itself....So basically if you have a les paul, you buy the unit and have it installed on the guitar...
That's what it looks like to me. It's cool technology, but for $900 I don't mind taking an extra 30 seconds to tune the guitar myself.
 

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A lot of guitar technology is just garbage, but this I think would be really useful.
 

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Looks pretty cool, but I've been tuning the "old fashioned way" for so long, I don't think I'll even bother