HyVibe Smart Guitar review: An acoustic guitar with amp-like features

This guitar has a built-in effects, Bluetooth and easy-recording capabilities

Forget about smart amps: the HyVibe is an acoustic smart guitar that has technology built in that gives you amp-like features without having to invest in a separate amp. It has a built-in effects processor, which means reverb, distortion, tremolo and so on all come directly from the body of the guitar, by turning the top plate of the guitar into its own amplifier. It has Bluetooth built in, so you can turn your guitar into a connected speaker, so you can play tracks through your guitar to play along with – ideal if you are practising particular songs. The mobile app will also let you record your guitar’s output, so you can share it quickly and easily. And if you feel the need, you can still plug the guitar into a traditional amp.