The guitar is a fantastic instrument, but it’s not exactly convenient to travel with. However, with the Jamstik and an iPhone or an iPad, you can shove a digital six string in your bag and play it pretty much anywhere. It packs all the features of a real guitar into an uber-portable package, with the versatility of MIDI. And right now you can get one for just $149.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.
With a hybrid design incorporating pluckable strings and digitized frets, you can use vibrato, bend notes, fingerpick, or use a plectrum. Jamstik feels and performs like a normal guitar, but connects with any Apple-enabled music apps and software for vast recording options and a range of sounds that would make Jimi Hendrix turn green (or probably purple) with envy. Whether for a beginner or a seasoned shredder, the Jamstik is a great addition to any axe arsenal. It’s easy to set up, it can be played with headphones, you never have to tune it, and it even includes lesson software for those looking to learn or just improve their skills while they travel.
Buy now: Get a Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar for $149.99, that’s a full 40 percent off the usual price.