updated 04:55 pm EST, Tue March 6, 2007
iCoustic is offering its iCoustic guitar line designed to work as both a replacement for more than one instrument and as part of a larger digital collection. The guitars each feature a built-in amplifier and speaker placed in the soundhole to avoid distortion, and play the sound of any device connected via a standard minijack input. The company recommends iPods and includes a side holster to grip the Apple-branded music player while strumming. Users can also share the music with any pro audio recording equipment through a quarter-inch jack, and can use the audio between two iCoustic models to play sound from one through the other. Pricing varies with each model, but nearly any existing design can be converted upon request.