I could die a happen man today if I could lay my hands on one, actually just knowing that they exist is enough.
But is it truly robotic I hear you say? What does it do? Play itself? Thankfully the answer to that is no. Playstation Ultimate Rockstar can rest easy yet nervously on the shelves at department stores for a while longer yet.
This babies main features are that it TUNES itself perfectly. And that is no mean feat, and not just standard A440 tuning either, it can do just about all of the bizarre stuff that made Sonic Youth and the Smashing Pumpkins sound so fucking cool in the 90s grunge era.
Every broken a string in the middle of a song in a set on stage? No? Well let me tell you how much it SUCKS. If it was a vacuum cleaner it would be Dyson bagless super sucker. It really sucks hard. And changing a string in between songs is not something anyone really wants to do cause it takes time. Not anymore. The Gibson Robot Guitar will have that broken fucker off and a new one wound on in nano-seconds with its unique (and patented) String Up mode. And tuned perfectly!
Purists of the 1957 flametop would probably dive head first into a bucket of infected pigs blood before they would play a robotic Gibson guitar that tuned itself but for me its the perfect blend of geek heaven meets guitar fetish and I want one more than the Rolex I have been crapping on about getting for my 40th birthday for who knows how long…ok maybe not that much, but quite a bit.