Watching Strings Vibrate While This Guitarist Plays is Delightfully Calming

By mounting a small camera looking out the sound hole of his guitar, musician Alan Gogoll was able to capture the oscillating wave patterns as each string was plucked. The result is a performance that’s as captivating to watch as it is to hear. Read More >>

Fender’s Night Tube-Themed Guitars Are a Thing of Beauty

Fender’s done that thing where it teams up with TfL for a bit of publicity again, but we’re completely alright with it because we like pretty things from time to time. Read More >>

How to Build an Awesomely Unsafe Mad Max-Style Flamethrower Guitar

If you’ve ever stumbled across a creation that looked too unsafe to ever be attempted—be it a thermite cannon or a flying hoverbike—you’re probably looking at the handiwork of Colin Furze. This time he’s built a flamethrowing electric guitar with a built-in smoke machine turning whoever’s playing into the ultimate rock star. Read More >>

Fender Tube Maps a Strat

A limited edition Stratocaster guitar is being assembled by rock enabler Fender, one that'll add instant punk credentials to any rock star by associating him or her with the tube map. Read More >>

Guitar String Wobbles Made Real via Strobe Magic

The way a guitar string wobbles and vibrates when plucked can be captured and seen by the refresh rate of a digital camera's image sensor and viewfinder, with some vibration fans now adapting this rolling shutter effect to show how a guitar string wobbles live via a computer and a strobing projector. Read More >>

Clever Hack Makes a Guitar Sound Just Like a Video Game 

Whenceforth cometh that unusual guitar shred? What is this strange device that makes a guitar sound like the budget score to a 80s video game? Let me explain. Read More >>

This Guitar Blogs

What happens when you give Steve Benford, theProfessor of Collaborative Computing in at the University of Nottingham, a guitar and some time? He creates an instrument that blogs is what. Read More >>

A One-String Pen-Sized Guitar That Almost Plays Like the Real Thing

They're not as awkward to transport as a piano or a cello, but guitars are far from being the easiest instrument to travel with. And if air guitar never really satisfies your desire to play while away from your instrument, this pen-sized single-string playable guitar might be a better travelling companion. Read More >>

A Guitar Amp That’s Going to Piss Off Analogue Purists

Line 6, the well-regarded guitar gear manufacturer who were recently acquired by Yamaha, has a new guitar amp that's going to give tube traditionalists a migraine. Bluetooth?! iOS app? Say what? OK, but let's not be luddites for the hell of it. What's Line 6's new Amplifi got to offer? Read More >>

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Behold the Spectacle of 14 Guitars Played By an Arduino-Powered Army

Sound art is a term that's almost always cause for concern, but this elegant installation by artist Ruben Dhers is gloriously captivating. In "Playa," 14 guitars lying under a tangled canopy of wires are listlessly strummed by an orchestra of 31 fabric-clad DC motors conducted (in the musical sense) by an Arduino processor. Read More >>

Amphones Help You Shred In Silence If Your Neighbours Are Jerks

"If it's too loud," the saying goes, "the neighbours are going to call the cops and screw up your late-night shred session." In an attempt to solve this eternal conundrum, the guitar amplification specialists at Vox have teamed up with the headphone geniuses Audio Technica to create Amphones. Yes, guitar amplifier headphones. It's a preposterous idea that's just crazy enough to work. Read More >>

Magnetic Guitar Picks Eliminate Free Rock Concert Souvenirs

Bad news for those of you who splurge on front row concert tickets in hopes of snagging a musician's lost guitar pick. These plastic MagnetaPicks incorporate a thin magnetic neodymium disc that lets them securely stick to any metallic surface—from guitar strings to microphone stands— so they're next to impossible to lose. Read More >>

How To Shred On a Guitar With Your Foot

A group of students in Japan is trying to develop a machine that lets you pluck guitar strings with your foot. The technology could one day help people who only have one arm play guitar. Some day we might have a world of Rick Allen-like guitar players. Read More >>