Gibson to Show Its Innovative Auto-Tuning Min-ETune™ System at Musikmesse

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Gibson’s Min-ETune™ is a novel, compact “robot tuning” system that lets guitarists spend more time playing and less time tuning.

Gibson’s Min-ETune™, a novel, compact “robot tuning” system that lets guitarists spend more time playing and less time tuning, will be shown this week at Musikmesse.

The battery-powered Min-ETune (80 to 100 tunings per charge) mounts unobtrusively on the back of a guitar’s headstock, and is invisible from the front. Simply choose from 12 popular tunings or six user-programmable custom tunings, push a button, and strum—within seconds, the guitar is tuned. (Min-ETune-equipped guitars can also be tuned manually.) Ambient noise levels don’t matter; Min-ETune senses string tension, and is immune to loud bandmates.

A Min-ETune-equipped guitar looks the same, feels the same, and plays the same as a standard guitar. Most importantly, it sounds the same: Other tuning systems digitally synthesize the sound of a tuned string, but Min-ETune physically turns the tuners to retain the pure string sound—with no latency, change in tone, or limitations to sustain. What you play is what you hear.

In the studio, robot tuning saves time, and avoids having to redo parts due to tuning issues. Live, audiences no longer have to endure lengthy tunings, and alternate tunings become a practical reality—no need for multiple guitars. Min-ETune is applicable to guitarists of all levels, from professionals for whom time is money, to beginners who want to spend their time playing instead of tuning.

Min-ETune is currently available for eleven popular Les Paul and SG guitars styles, from traditional to Future Tribute models. For more information on Min-ETune in eight languages, please visit

About Gibson:
The Gibson family of premium brands encompasses pro audio, sound reinforcement, consumer electronics, DJ gear, and of course, America’s most iconic guitars. Known for both quality and innovation, Gibson’s classic guitars such as the Les Paul, ES-335, Firebird, and Flying V have powered countless rock, blues, country, and jazz recordings—and are endorsed by an artist roster that’s a veritable who’s who of the music world. Gibson has also pioneered technologies such as automated tuning, wireless control for musicians, the Magic specification for digital audio/data transmission, and more. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson will celebrate its 120th anniversary in 2014. For more information, please visit

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