I feel this is the first thing you should learn when starting to play guitar. So I think its wrong to buy a guitar that can tune itself. You should be able to do it manually, just my opinion, let me know.
You are probably right, but as someone who cannot match the tone with say a pitch pipe or a piano - I have actually NOT learned to play because of it. It is very frustrating to me. I can sing on key and recognize those notes - but tell me to tune a guitar - I cannot do it. It's always bothered me. So I have to admit a self-tuning guitar sounds tempting.
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