I'm pretty much with Damien on this one. A perfectly in-tune guitar would actually sound bad.... well, it would at least fade into the mix... it would sound flat (not tuning wise).
As brought up in another thread on this product (and also fact), Pianos are intentionally tempered slightly out of tune.
If the studio doesn't have a strobe tuner or even the means to correct tuning in post-processing, then you really don't want to be involved in that establishment.
As far as the player goes: Crutches = bad. I'm not at all everybody should play a tele
, and I'm not saying effects are bad.... I am saying, if it crutches or stilts the playing field, I do not recommend it.
I can see the potential for this thread to get ugly.
Um, Pianos are tempered slightly out of tune because there is no perfect compromise between pythagorean tuning and the various systems of temperament that we use today.
Its not really anything to do with it being better, its just that if you follow a harmonic series upwards, its out of tune with itself. A piano tuner HAS to stretch the intervals just so, in order to achieve octaves that are actually octaves...
And even so, this has the potential to do that on the fly, and in any temperament. You could achieve a guitar that would, with a push of a button, remain in tune with either a violinist, a Piano, another guitar, a synthesiser, or even a historical recording of a Bach quartet. You're not tied down to one supposedly perfect temperament, you're simply capable of making the guitar fit in with the temperaments of other classes of instruments, be they equal tempered, well tempered, or even pythagorean.
Not convinced that a perfectly tuned guitar would sound bad in a mix either, I must say. Until now, the world has never heard such a thing, so lets reserve judgement, shall we?