Gibson finally realizes Jerry's idea

When Jerry Barnett & I were contemplating forming the band that became the 1970 Hub City Movers, Jerry was also wanting to build a self-tuning guitar. As a drummer, he was sick of waiting for all of us guitarists to get in tune.

I’ve heard of other attempts since then, but it looks like the first successful realization is available from Gibson. Mechanically, it “sounds” much like what Jerry had in mind in 1969.

Update 2007/11/26: c|net has photos, says there was another realization in 1998, says “The Robot Guitar”, a Gibson Les Paul with self-tuning isn’t really available until December 7. Article at

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