VIDEO: Ten of the best CES 2011 gadgets and announcements

Gerald Lynch CES 2011, CES 2011, Features, Previews, Round ups, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

While a tablet-saturated CES didn't make for an exactly inspiring 2011 show, there was still more than enough great tech on display to have us looking forward to the year ahead. Leaps forward in 3D display quality were exciting, while…

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Gibson Guitar introduces limited edition Dark Fire

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Firstly, I must apologise because I’m writing this article from the perspective of a keyboard player, not a guitarist, so if you are a guitarist I hope you’ll cut me some slack if I foul up on the lingo – and if you can’t, correct me in the comments below.

OK, so Gibson (makers of extraordinary guitars) has created the Dark Fire guitar, inspired by its previous digital guitar innovations: the Gibson Digital and the Robot guitar.

With a nod of the head to the Byrdland and the 1911 F4 Mandolin, the Dark Fire features a flowerpot inlay on the headstock and is made from mahogany to make it lightweight and acoustically louder with increased sustain and resonance…

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Gibson teases us with "Dark Fire" Guitar

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This is the tells-us-nothing teaser video that Gibson just sent us. It’s something to do with a guitar, and glowy bits. But damnit does it look tasty. Following some pretty snazzy work with digital guitars previously, there’s every possibility that this could be the most awesome axe since Hendrix’s flaming guitar.

Luckily, there’s a little bit more info revealed by a variety of product shots that we’ve been handed. Click the picture in the post to begin.

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Gibson releasing free limited edition high-def guitar album online

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Gibson Guitar has announced that it’s releasing a music album, featuring performances by some of the world’s best guitarists, exclusively for download from

Gibson Presents: Hot Tones in High-Definition will be available for just sixty days from 6th October (yesterday, by my calculations, though the web site still lists it as “available for download soon”) in a variety of high quality audio formats including uncompressed AIFF and FLAC and 320kbps MP3, all DRM-free…

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