Lock The Rock
File under: That’s Clever, Why Has Nobody Thought Of That Before.
Check it out. This is the Rock Lock. It was designed by entrepreneur, Chris Goulet to fill what is, in hindsight, a pretty glaring market hole. Namely, something to stop that toerag from making off with your guitar while you’re having a well-earned beer at the end of the night.
As Goulet says, ‘guitar theft is typically a crime of opportunity…’ and this product helps to remove that opportunity.
The Rock Lock is a bit like a laptop lock with a clever neck-grasping device. You loop the strengthened cable around something bulky or immobile, lock the neck-grasping thing around the neck of your guitar and you get that beer without worrying about some nasty type stealing your baby.
Rock Lock is available online for US$49.99. At the time of writing, it is on pre-order only (although if you pre-order, you will get free shipping as soon as it’s available).
To succeed as a music accessory, any product must be able to include the word ‘rock’ in its title and receives bonus points if the second word rhymes with ‘rock’. Rock Lock as this nailed and has the added good fortune of, what looks like, a very useful and clever product.
Rock Lock should fit all standard 6-string instruments and is safe for nitro-cellulose finishes. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a wider range soon to fit basses, 12 and 7 strings, etc.