updated 03:25 pm EST, Wed November 15, 2006
ThinkGeek iAXE USB Guitar
ThinkGeek today started carrying the iAXE USB Guitar for aspiring computer musicians. The instrument relies solely on the computer's sound output when connected through USB, allowing the guitar to mimic virtually any instrument and saving the need for a conventional amplifier. ThinkGeek ships the Mac- and Windows-compatible guitar with Audacity software for multi-track song recording and Guitar Combos for emulating many real-world amplifiers and guitars. The guitar itself is designed to match many conventional guitars with a maple neck, three single-coil pickups, and 5-way switching; it can also work as a more traditional instrument when attached to an amplifier. The store currently stocks the iAXE for $100.