I received my Gibson ES 175 as a gift three years ago. I had owned and played many guitars – dozens – up to that time, but I don’t think I ever fell in love so quickly with an instrument.
To my eyes, it recalls generations of the finest jazz musicians to hold a guitar. In my hands, it feels solid, stalwart. Like it has something to say. And to my ears, it produces some of the most remarkably beautiful sounds I have ever heard.
Is it actually possible that in the not-so-distant future that we may no longer have need for traditional guitar tuners?
That’s what Gibson Guitars seems to think and based on the trend over the past decade it looks like this is a technology that is here to stay.
Like it or not – and trust me when I say that there are plenty of guitarists who don’t like this – automatic guitar tuners are slowly being adopted by guitarists on stage and around the world. Is the death of the guitar tuner near?