gTar

The gTar iPhone powered digital guitar has arrived on Kikstarter and is looking to revolutionize the way you learn to play an electric guitar. The gTar is a fully digital guitar that looks to make playing it easy for anyone. The guitar comes with a place to slot in your iPhone 4 or 4S and works with a companion app which will be available from the App Store. Once loaded, an array of interactive LEDs will illuminate along the fretboard of the guitar showing you where to place your fingers in order to achieve the correct note.

There's nothing like the thrill of playing a real musical instrument. Unfortunately for most, learning can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience. That's why we built the gTar. "If you're ever picked up a guitar for the first time and tried to play a favorite song, you know how discouraging it can be. The gTar completely changes that."

The gTar is digital which means it does not rely on the traditional method of amplifying the sound from vibrating strings. Instead, the gTar has sensors that can detect exactly what you’re playing; the sensors then send the information to the iPhone which reproduces the sound.

The gTar is live on Kickstarter now and has already broken through its funding barrier with 34 days left to go. If you fancy being an early adopter you can make a pledge and be one of the first to get hold of one. Pledges start from $350 and should the gTar make it to full retail sale, it is expected to sell for upwards of $449.

Source: Kickstarter