Portable guitar interface puts tone-tweaking tools in your pocket

Guitar effects titan Boss has unveiled a personal amp/effects modeling interface for guitar that works with a mobile app to offer powerful tone shaping while learning or jamming with YouTube videos.

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Modular travel guitar packs down into a laptop case

France's Reveho is taking the crowdfunding route to production for the Slite collapsible travel guitar, which can be packed down into a 18 x 11 x 4-inch travel case and assembled into a futuristic-looking electric six-string in just 20 seconds.

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Liquid-filled guitar promises custom color change in minutes

Bryan Guitars has come up with a quick way to change the body color of a guitar. The body is filled with colored liquid, which can be drained and refilled in a jiffy. After more than 30 years in development, the first guitars are ready to rock.

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Lego launches fan-designed, playable Grand Piano set

If you've always wanted a grand piano in your living room but thought you simply wouldn't have the room, think again. Lego Ideas has just launched the 21323 Grand Piano set, an 8.5-inch high show piece that works with a smartphone app to play tunes.

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We Are Rewind gives the portable cassette player a modern makeover

Everyone knows that LPs have experienced a resurgence, but it seems that the analog cassette tape may also be due for a comeback. With that in mind, a French entrepreneur is now offering a portable cassette player that's designed for modern times.

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MeloQuest turns learning to play piano into a gaming adventure

Learning to play the piano is tough, and can be a bit boring. Many people hire a tutor, but technology can help maintain your interest and keep you motivated too. MeloQuest has launched a mobile adventure game that's designed to do just that.

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Robotic string exciter makes for polyphonic music-making fun

Instrument maker Frank Piesik has built a three-string robotic music machine called Greg's Harp where three different actuators excite the strings in different ways to produce sound controlled by a MIDI keyboard.

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