25 best music making gadgets

Whether you're a heavy metal machine, a jazz hepcat or a synth wizard, you'll be able to make some noise with these musical gadgets

Gibson Firebird X

£3300, gibson.com

Although it's based on the venerable Firebird shape (dating back to 1963) Gibson's packed the Firebird X with the latest guitar tech. 

That means a Robot tuning system, onboard effects, "Pure-Analog" processing engine, tog-pot controls to smoothly blend processed and unprocessed sounds and a pair of Bluetooth pedals to control the Firebird X's battery of features. It'll even run third-party apps.

Better snap one up if you spot one, though – Gibson's only made 1,800 of these revolutionary guitars.

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