This month, Q has teamed up with legendary guitar brand Gibson to give away a 2014 SG Standard guitar – finished in a gorgeous gloss finish and fitted with the new Min-ETune™ automated “robot” tuning system – worth £1199 to one lucky winner.
The 2014 SG Standard combines the timeless comfort of the pure mahogany SG double cutaway with powerful humbucking pickups fitted with built-in coil-splitting switching for the added versatility of single-coil tones, and the classic looks that define it as a genuine Gibson SG Standard. Since the introduction of Robot Tuning in 2007, the technology has evolved dramatically – and the fifth-generation Min-ETune™ in the 2014 model year guitars is by far the best yet.
Of course, Min-ETune™ can tune automatically – and tune to alternate tunings in seconds. But if you left the battery in a charger at home, no worries: Min-ETune™ has the world’s only dual-mode tuners that can also tune manually, just like conventional manual tuners, as well as automatically. Also, Min-ETune™’s ability to “learn” your guitar has been improved; this is why the more you use Min-ETune™, the faster it tunes. It’s lighter, too – so there’s no problem with putting Min-ETune™ on an SG. In fact the mechanism itself has become so unobtrusive that you can’t really tell by looking at the front of a guitar whether Min-ETune™ is installed or not.
This month’s caption challenge
Here’s Robert Plant receiving his CBE from the Prince of Wales at the Palace back in 2009. Send your entry – the funnier the better – including your address, to captioncomp@Qthemusic.com. Closing date 20 May, 2014.
Q333 - The winning caption
"I get high with a little help from my friends."
Ian Gray from Durham came up with this beauty and wins a bundle of goodies from audio technology experts Monster. Runners-up: Joseph Menzies from Sunderland and James Bullock from Torpoint. Many congratulations, chaps!