Firebox has put on sale the iAxe USB Guitar allowing guitar players to record their music straight into their computer.

This revolutionary instrument looks like a top-notch electric guitar featuring a maple neck, solid body, single-coil pickups with 5-way switching, chrome machine heads and a vintage whammy bar. But it's also an ingenious USB-friendly axe that allows you to transform your computer into an amp, effects rack and recording system without any additional hardware.

Going way past 11 in terms of features, this Strat-style guitar comes with idiot-proof software that lets you jam along with your favourite music files. You can even slow tracks down or speed them up for learning and practising. There's also a multi-track recording/editing function, so you can record your wicked riffing, two-handed tap-offs and sweeping arpeggios (or something like that) on the spot.

The included software can recreate countless combo sounds, from tube to transistor, soft to distorted, warm to edgy. And if you're worried about the neighbours (how very un-rock 'n' roll) you can listen to your plucking genius via headphones.

The guitar costs £99.95 and will be available at the end of the month.