Get your guitar sounding sweet again with the best tuning apps

Don't embarrass yourself by playing Wonderwall on an out of tune guitar. We've tested some of the best guitar tuner apps, so you can stay in tune wherever you go (as long as you have a smartphone with you).
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Want to learn to play bass guitar? Fret Zealot teaches rhythm section wannabes

Remember how the Guitar Hero game made us all feel like we were one wrecked hotel room and a pair of uncomfortably tight leather pants away from being rock gods? Fret Zealot uses a similar idea and LEDs to help you master the guitar for…
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Pulse adds effects to your acoustic guitar — without amps or electricity

A brilliant new music accessory device called the Pulse promises to add real-time effects like delay, distortion or reverb to your acoustic guitar. Here's how it works, and where to get it.

Fender’s American Original Series marries classic guitars with modern tech

The spirit of rock and roll is the spirit of innovation. Fender has found a way to bridge the gap between nostalgia and new technology with its new American Original Series, inspired by Fender models through the decades.
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A.I.-powered guitar gadget ‘hears’ what you play, backs you up in real time

OneManBand is a smart guitar device that 'listens' to what you’re playing, adapts to it, and then generates a real-time backup track to play with you. Playing on your own will never be the same!

AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young dies at 64

AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young died on Saturday at the age of 64. In 2014, Young left the band due to his struggles with dementia. Young's friends and family have issued statements announcing his death.

Our Fender Mustang GT hands-on review showcases Fender's most advanced amp ever

Our Fender Mustang GT 200 hands-on video showcases the massive tonal possibilities of Fender's most advanced guitar amp ever, with the help of professional jazz guitarist Ryan Meagher.

Meet Jammy, a foot-long smart guitar from RnD64 that lets you rock out anywhere

If your justification for jamming out on an air guitar instead of the real deal has always been related to portability issues, get ready to drop that excuse. Meet Jammy, a smart, portable guitar.
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This gizmo can automatically tune any guitar in a matter of seconds

Having swept to victory on Kickstarter a few years back with the original Roadie automatic guitar tuner, Roadie's creators are back with a sequel -- and it's better than ever. Here's how it works.
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Smart guitar accessory Fret Zeppelin uses LEDs to unleash your inner rock god

Fret Zeppelin is a state-of-the-art LED accessory for your guitar, which fits just above the frets and shows you exactly where to put your fingers to play any song you want. Overly snug rock star leather pants are not included.

We’re getting ‘Rocksmith 2014 Edition — Remastered’ in 2016

Rocksmith 2014 Edition -- Remastered is coming in October, bringing new songs and gameplay tweaks to make your guitar-learning experience easier. Owners of the original game will get the updates for free.

Steve Vai literally bled for his music on ‘Passion and Warfare’

It has been 25 years since Steve Vai released ‘Passion and Warfare,’ but the recent remaster brings back memories of the frenetic energy that literally brought him to bleed for his first solo album.

Fender’s new online Mod Shop lets guitar players build their next custom axe

Fender launches an online custom shop for those seeking new instruments, allowing guitarists and bassists thousands of options for their next axe at a reasonable price compared to Fender's Custom Shop.

Grace Potter takes a sonic road trip (but leaves the vinyl behind) on Midnight

Grace Potter leaves the Nocturnals behind to visit every sonic style under the sun on her new album Midnight.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Portable beds, stringless guitars, zombie fish bait

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

John Lennon’s ‘Love Me Do’ guitar sells at auction for a whopping $2.4M

A Gibson acoustic guitar played by John Lennon on some of The Beatles' first hits sold for auction in California on Saturday for a whopping $2.4 million. The owner had it for nearly 40 years before discovering it once belonged to the late…

Joe Satriani stops shredding to spin a story on Shockwave Supernova

Joe Satriani may be known the world over a guitar virtuoso, but on his new album Shockwave Supernova, the master steps outside his comfort zone to try something new.

Frampton comes alive for The Performer automated guitar tuning system

This Peter Frampton-backed digital self-tuner allows guitar players to quickly tune their guitars with just the press of a button. It also gives guitarists the ability to change from one tuning to another through pre-set tunings.