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This portable smart guitar fits in your backpack, so you can shred anywhere

This tiny axe can shred.


Christine Burkson


Posted on Jun 2, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 4:29 pm CDT

As much as most guitar players would love to take their instrument everywhere, size limitations make this impossible. The Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar is the next best thing.

This tiny axe boasts real strings and a proper fingerboard, but is small enough to fit in any backpack–meaning you can strum on your way to work or while on vacation.

Measuring just over 16 inches long, Jamstik is a full-fledged MIDI controller compatible with iOS and OS X devices, and which works with three accompanying Apple music apps. You can choose from several instrument guitar tones, and use it to make sweet music in Garageband.

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The instrument has a full set of six strings and five frets, with D-pad controls for moving octaves. Accomplished players have the freedom to practice scales and add vibrato, while beginners can take interactive lessons through the JamTutor app. Infrared sensors built into the fingerboard can “see” the player’s hand, allowing the app to suggest ways to improve your technique.

Usually priced at $250, the Jamstick is currently $149.99 via the Daily Dot Store. The deal takes 40 percent off and includes free shipping to the U.S. Grab it here before time runs out.

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*First Published: Jun 2, 2016, 1:49 pm CDT