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High Tech Silent Guitar

Strym Yamaha

— February 13, 2008 — Tech
Strum Yamaha's new silent guitar is pretty darn brilliant - and the ultimate boys toy.

It is nylon strung so you don't get anything like the volume you would from a normal guitar and it has no soundbox. Yep in fact it's almost silent.

Now for the clever part - stick on the headphones and suddenly you can hear what your playing. Perfect if you have delicate neighbours / flat mates / intolerant partner... ...you've got the idea. The guitar can also be plugged into an amp and comes with an AC adapter and rechargeable batteries.

Trend Themes
1. Silent Instruments - The trend towards silent instruments is rising and can disrupt the music industry as it offers a solution for noise pollution and enables practicing without disturbing others.
2. Wearable Music Technology - The integration of wearable tech with music technology, as shown in this silent guitar, can generate opportunities for music tech startups and expand the market for wearable devices.
3. VR Music Experience - Silent guitars and other silent instruments can be integrated with VR technology to create immersive music experiences that can revolutionize the way people consume and create music.
Industry Implications
1. Music Technology - The music tech industry can capitalize on the trend of silent instruments by creating a range of products for different instruments, styles, and user preferences.
2. Education - Silent instruments with wearable tech components can be used in educational settings to enhance music lessons, especially for students needing to practice without disturbing others.
3. Virtual Reality - The integration of silent instruments with VR technology can open up new opportunities for the VR industry, from interactive music performances to innovative music-related games.
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