You’re forgiven for thinking Dusk Tiger looks like your average Les Paul. It’s certainly similar enough, but as Wired points out:
The top is flat, not contoured, and the mahogany back of the marblewood body covers a chambered interior which reduces weight and tweaks tonality… The regular pickups also differ from the Les Paul standard setup. The neck pickup is a hum-canceling single-coil model (P-90h), and the bridge pickup is a Burst Bucker 3, a slightly over-wound humbucker.
You want more? OK! How about Robot Tuners that can switch between tunings on the fly and tune your guitar for you 500 times on a single charge.
Throw in an internal pre-amp and parametric EQ, FireWire output, built-in software, and a master control knob that turns your axe into an LED light show. The only thing left for you to do is strum… and scrape together $US4150 to buy one of these. But trust me, it pays for itself in groupies. [Dusk Tiger via Wired]