Gibson has teamed up with Swedish tech firm Zoundio to launch a new iOS/Android app.
The multi-faceted Gibson App is headlined by an extensive library of guitar lessons that provide "two-way, interactive, and immersive guitar-learning" for electric and acoustic players in a variety of genres and styles.
The lessons use Audio Augmented Reality (AR) technology to respond to and then direct the player, while giving feedback in real-time. Users can also use the app to learn to play or jam along to songs by the likes of Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Tom Petty, Dolly Parton, Santana, Aerosmith, Billie Eilish, The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Thin Lizzy, and many more.
The app's built-in tuner supports standard tuning and a number of alternate tunings as well, including chromatic tuning. Users can choose between automatic string detection or manual, while beginners can also view a “how to tune” video.
The Gibson TV segment of the app grants users early access to interviews and episodes of Gibson TV shows like Icons, Riff Lords, and The Collection, while a shop section of the app lets users shop directly for Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer instruments.
Finally, the app's Virtual Guitar Tech Service gives users a free one-on-one consultation with a professional Gibson guitar tech, the subject of which can cover a variety of basic guitar tune-up and maintenance tasks.
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