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GuitarSite.com is up to it again and have just announced the return of their Ugliest Guitar Awards.

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder – but seriously what could some people be beholden to when they come up with some of the strange custom guitar modifications we see on the web these days?

Although GuitarSite.com took a break from exposing aspiring custom luthiers in 2009, previous years the awards came with names like “The Texas Guitar Massacre (Worst of 2005)”, “Frankenstrat (Worst of 2006)”, “The London Axe Murders (Worst of 2007)”, and the simple yet elegant “Ugliest Guitars of 2008”.

And the worst hack-job axes this year will walk (or crawl) away with the title of “Guitar Zero 2010”.

If you would like to nominate a particularly ugly guitar, you can click here.

Pictures of some of the previous losers are also available on the link above.

So vote early, and vote often, for Guitar Zero 2010!

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Gibson Guitar, the world’s premiere musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology, is proud to announce the highly anticipated launch of the Gibson Guitar App. This free to download App will be available exclusively for all Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users directly from the Apple App Store 25th February 2010. This is one App every guitarist and fan of Gibson Guitar must own. Over the past two years over 3 Billion Apps have been downloaded around the world, the Gibson Guitar App cements Gibson’s reputation as the industry’s leader in innovation and music technology.

The Gibson Guitar App includes a number of special features, such as a traditional chromatic tuner which starts in “All Notes” mode that tracks whatever is played. Owners of the App can choose a tuning on the “Mode” page so the tuner will only track notes for that particular tuning. Also included is a standard chromatic tuner, a simple tuner which allows less advanced users to tune to Standard tuning Open G, Open D etc by touching the key. For iPhone users, the Gibson headstock inlay will automatically change color indicating if the string is sharp, flat or in tune. For iPod Touch users they can turn the “Play Notes” option on so they can hear the appropriate tuning since they do not have a microphone facility.

The Gibson app also features a standard metronome that allows users to choose a specific BPM or tap the screen three times to automatically set the tempo. Other key features of the app include over 30 chord charts with finger markings to help the user with mastering the chord. For those who prefer to learn new guitar riffs, licks or chord sequences via video tuition can now have that option from their Gibson App. The app will be updated frequently with new video content so users of all guitar ability can improve their technique from the comfort of their home.

For those who want to keep up with everything Gibson Guitar related including the announcement of new products, artist activity, news stories, interesting and factual features, exclusive contests and special events to name a few can now do this via the Gibson.com option. By popular demand the Gibson Guitar App is a multi-purpose and fully interactive guitar application which can be used at home, on the road or in the Studio. It’s a must have for guitarists and music enthusiasts of all ability and style, and best of all its free. Get yours today.

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