A big black bubble-wrapped box arrived for me yesterday. Inside was a shiny new guitar. Well, several guitars in a way, because with a flick of a switch this rather special animal will magically transform into a banjo, an acoustic, a Les Paul, Stratocaster, Rickenbacker, or even a Sitar. I don’t mean transform in the Robots In Disguise™ sense – it doesn’t sprout legs or start talking to you in an American accent (unless the sweet tone of a Gibson semi-acoustic Jazz guitar can be called an American accent) – no, I mean that the DSP electronics (Digital Signal Processing – the same trick that makes your mobile work) inside simulates the sounds of all those guitars. Mmmm, nice.
The guitar in question is a Line6 Variax