The Jammy is a steel string guitar that fits in a pocket

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As a fan of digital guitars — versus plain-old electrics — the Jammy looks like a really attention-grabbing piece of package. Designed to be performed like a daily guitar, you fret on the highest a part of the neck and strum the strings on the underside half. Because it has solely 5 frets you alter the octave by pulling the neck out from zero to the total size of 12 inches.

Design home RnD64 created the Jammy and might be transport it later this 12 months. There’s no pricing and the web site encompasses a imprecise promise of a particular worth in the event you go away your electronic mail handle, which suggests it is a little bit of a fishing expedition — that expandable neck might be a bear to engineer. That mentioned, I’m a sucker for wild music concepts, and this matches the bit.

“Direct audio output allows you to stream music straight into your earphones or amp, no smartphone or tablet needed,” wrote the creator Dmitry Shemet. “You can play in a stand-alone mode or jam along with a virtual backing band — Jammy’s onboard presets provide you with the bunch of unique guitar sounds — from classical nylon strings to heavily distorted metal tones.”

Like so many items of potential vaporware, let’s hope all the weirdness will get knocked out of this product when and if it ships. Until then, we who’re about to rock on regular guitars salute you.


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