Cool Invention: Misa Digital Guitar

A 26-year-old Australian designer has invented a brand-new way to be a rock star, reports Readers Digest.

The Misa Digital Guitar’s fret board looks like a traditional six-string’s-but with no strings attached. There’s a touch pad where the sound hole normally is, and instead of plucking or strumming strings, you tap, drag, or brush the pad to “play” the instrument electronically. (Bonus: Bursts of funky blue light accompany each touch.)

The guitar plugs into a synthesizer, which produces the music-kind of an electronica version of Jimi Hendrix. What remains in question: Will Misa go on the road with real musicians or stay home next to Rock Band in the living room?

Look for it in stores this year.

Photo by Misa Digital.

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