Launched on Kickstarter and right afterwards presented during the Techcrunch Disrupt event in New York, the gTar by Incident is a gadget to look out for. The gTar is a fully digital guitar that makes it easy for anybody to play music, regardless of experience. All you have to do is dock your iPhone in the body, load up the gTar app, and an array of interactive LEDs along the fretboard will show you how to play.
“You may be asking yourself what it means for a guitar to be “digital.” While most guitars have pickups to amplify the sound of vibrating strings, the gTar has none – instead, we’ve designed the gTar with sensors that detect exactly what you’re playing in real-time and relay each note to your iPhone, which then produces the actual sound.
The free gTar app comes bundled with a library of songs that you can start playing right away. We’re adding more every week and we’d love to hear your suggestions. Also, if you’ve been itching to play a specific song check out the Song Selection reward tier where we will work with you to get a song of your choosing on to the platform. One of the things that’s so exciting about the gTar is the ability to incorporate different sounds outside of the guitar. So if you want to play a song with a big, warm synth or a booming grand piano, it’s all possible with the gTar.”
All in all a great concept that will teach people how to play guitar, while taking away the usual boundaries created by having to attend lessons. The project has already reached over 200’000 USD on Kickstarter, even though it still has 28 days to go. If you want to join, check out the project page here.