Electronic Guitar Tuner

The best electric guitar tuners

An electric guitar tuner is an essential piece of equipment for guitar players of all levels.  An electric guitar tuneris necessary for beginners because most of the beginner guitarist do not  know how to  tune the guitar by ear. For the expert and professional guitarist electric guitar tuners are just as useful for their ease and convenience.

In this article will be looking at how to choose the best electric guitar tuner for your needs.

Types of electric guitar tuner

Electronic Guitar Tuner

There are three main types of Electronic Guitar Tuner. There are tuners that simply clip-on to the guitar,  tuners that you plug your guitar into and finally tuners that are opperated by a pedal.

Clip-on guitar tuners

Clip-on guitar tuners are a very popular type of guitar tuners. Clip-on guitar tuners are inexpensive and easy to use which is why they are so popular. They are ideal for novice guitar players, but lack features such as metronomes and inputs. Clip-on guitar tuners such as the Snark SN-2 can be bought online for under $10.

Snark SN-2 Clip-on guitar tuner

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Plug–in guitar tuners:

This type of tuner has a built-in microphone, which is not available in other tuners. Plug–in guitar tuners often have additional featues such as a metronome. The Korg CA-40  Chromatic Tuner is a highly recommended tuner that costs around $50.

Korg CA-40 Large Display Auto Chromatic Tuner

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Pedal Guitar Tuners

This is the third main category among the guitar tuners. This type of guitar tuner comes in the form of foot pedal with pedal tuning effects. Pedal tuners are typicallly more expensive than Clip-on or plug-in tuners, but pedal tuners can be easliy used whilst playing and have additional features such as effects.

TC Electronic PolyTune Pedal Tuner

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Electronic Guitar Tuner

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Electronic Guitar Tuner Reviews

The Best Electronic Guitar Tuners

Electronic guitar tuners are used to tune the strings of both acoustic and electric guitars. Using guitar tuners enable finer and easier tuning. For most people using an electronic guitar tuner is much easier than tuning by ear. I find that an electric guitar is invaluable. Because tuning is less of a chore I tune-up more frequently and having my guitar always in tune really make practicing so much more enjoyable, and hopefully less annoying for my family!

Guitar tuner prices

Guitar tuners tuners are available from $10 to well over $500, so there should be one to suit everyone’s budget.

Guitar tuners under $20

Korg GA-40 Chromatic Tuner

The Korg GA-40 chromatic tuner is a good example of the type of electronic guitar tuner which comes under $20. Korg have an excellent reputation and the GA-40 works very well and gives fine tuning for the guitar strings. It has highly sensitive internal microphones which pick up the sound and tunes chromatically. Unlike some other inexpensive tuners the Korg GA-40 does have a good quality internal microphone. For the price the Korg GA-40 is very good value for money and would be near the top of my list for a sub $20 tuner

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Intellitouch PT-20 Tuner

The Intellitouch PT-20 Tuner another tuner around the $20 price point. The PT-20 tunes the strings chromatically is also a good basic electronic guitar tuner. The PT-20 does no have an internal microphone. Instead the tuner is attached to the head stock of the guitar with a clip having a sensor in it. The tuner senses the sounds of the strings. This has the advantage of enabling tuning the guitar strings in a noisy environment such as whilst onstage. The Intellitouch PT-20 Tuner has a battery life of 60 hours.

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Guitar tuners $20-$50

Korg TM 40 tuner

In this price bracket there are some really good guitar tuners. For example the Korg TM-40 is a tuner which has an internal metronome and comes in around at $33 online. It is worth noting that there are often good deals for this tuner on Amazon. The addition of a metronome can really help the guitarist keep time. The Korg TM 40 has an additional quarter inch output and a good an internal microphone and a good metronome. Overall a very good buy in our opinion. It is worth noting that there are often good deals for this tuner on Amazon.

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Guitar tuners $50-$100

My recommendations for  a Guitar tuners in the $50-$100 price bracket are:

Korg Pitchblack True Bypass Chromatic Tuner Pedal with 4 Display Modes and Seiko SAT1100 Chromatic Tuner

Korg Pitchblack

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The Korg Pitchblack is a Chromatic Pedal Tuner with a large, clear LED display. The Pitchblack meter display can be switched between four modes including:

Meter mode

Meter mode is like using a needle meter to tune your instrument.

Full Strobe mode

Tuning your guitar so that the LED meters stop streaming and the tuning guide LED’s are lit.

Half Strobe mode

In this mode when the guitar’s pitch is correct only the centre LED will be lit.

Mirror mode

In this mode you tune your guitar so that both tuning guide LED’s are lit.

The Korg Pitchblack is a fully featured pedal tuner that is excellent value for money.

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Seiko SAT1100 Chromatic Tuner

The Seiko SAT1100 Chromatic Tuner is a fantastic tuner with a large clear VU Meter that makes tuning a breeze.

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Guitar tuners above $100

The TC Poly-Chromatic Tru-Bypass Pedal Tuner stands out for value and comprehensive features. The TC PolyTune has a list price of $149. Its grreat value at $149, but is currently on special offer at Amazon

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Seiko ST1200 Chromatic Tuner – Pro Model

The Seiko ST1200 Chromatic Tuner is a Pro tuner and this is reflected in both the features and the price. This is an excellent guitar tuner and the good news is that there are some great deals online for this tuner at the moment.

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Top Guitar tuner manufacturers

Who makes the best electronic guitar tuner? In the field of electronic guitar tuners, Korg, Intellitouch and Boss are well known brands that have top ranking for cost and quality.

Fender make their own guitar tuner so if you’re lucky enough to own a Strat, you might like to check out the matching Fender guitar tuner. Surprisingly this can be had online from around $75 from Amazon.

Other Guitar tuner manufacturers to check out include Ibanez, Planet Waves, and String Master who all also produce good quality guitar tuners.


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Electronic Guitar Tuner Online

Online Electronic Guitar Tuners

Standard Guitar Tuning E A D G B E

At its most basic, Online Electronic Guitar Tuners just let you tune your guitar to recorded tones. You simply listen and tune along with the online video. Below is an excellent example of this sort of online tuner.

The following video is really helpful if you don’t own an Electronic Guitar Tuner. All you need to do is play your electric or acoustic guitar along with this onlive guitar tuning video and match the notes accordingly.


Electronic Guitar Tuner Online Apps

If you own an iPAd check out this great app fro the app store:

Gibson Learn & Master Guitar Application


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Welcome To Electronic Guitar Tuner dot org

Electronic Guitar Tuner.org

Hi and welcome to Electronic Guitar Tuner.org.

I’ve been playing guitar for the last 30 years and I’m passionate about all aspects of guitar playing. Getting my first guitar tuner really helped my guitar playing and I want to help pick the best  guitar tuner to make sure that you get the most out of your guitar.

My guitar tuners

I currently use 6 different guitar tuners and I want to share with you my reviews and help you pick the guitar tuner that is right for you and your budget.

My first guitar tuner

My first guitar tuner was a simple clip on tuner costing under $20. At the time I was paying $30 a lesson and that tuner made more difference to my playing than a month of lessons. I’d say that buying a guitar tuner was one of the best investments I’ve made.

Electronic Guitar Tuner reviews

We will be reviewing all the major Guitar Tuner manufacturers including,  Korg, Intellitouch, Boss, Ibanez, Planet Waves, and String Master

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