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Learn How to Play the Guitar like a Guitar Hero

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the guitar but didn’t want to invest in a $700 piece of wood and fiberglass that you don’t know how to use, we’ve got the thing for you. If you’ve ever wanted to practice guitar in complete privacy and freedom without being embarrassed when people hear your early attempts and not making a horrible noise, then your day has come.

The Jamstik is quite possibly the world’s first complete and fully functional electric guitar simulator and teaching system. It syncs with your iPhone, Android or mobile device when you download the free Jamstik app. This fun and instructive teaching program not only teaches you to play the guitar like a superstar, it does so by showing you right where your fingers are on the Jamstik guitar- and where they should be on the guitar- letting you adjust your fingering in real time with zero delays.

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With a traditional guitar, you are forced to examine finger positions in a textbook or with an instructor, learn to associate them with musical notations and slowly grind through a grueling process of trial and error that takes years. It’s not a bad problem to have, but we can do better.

With the Jamstik, you put your hands on a realistic physical guitar simulator with all the correct dimensions of a real guitar. This intuitive device tracks all of your finger movements and displays them on a screen so that you know exactly what you’re doing wrong, what you’re doing right- and you might even be able to hit the right note before strumming the wrong one!

The Jamstik guitar never goes out of tune and the smart fretboard gives you instantaneous feedback on your playing. The device and the mobile application work together wirelessly, so you don’t have to fumble with cords while you learn and play. The Jamstik feels exactly like a real guitar- minus a pound or two- which means when you’re ready, you’ll be able to pick up a real guitar and play, you’ll dazzle your friends with your amazing musical skills.

You can play and learn anywhere you choose to go with your Jamstik. Simply plug in your headphones and you can practice privately anywhere. And when you’re just starting out- no one has to know how terrible you sound! But don’t worry, because you’ll sound great in no time at all!

The Jamstik is available in black or white, and you can choose the standard pack or the case bundle which comes with some valuable extras.

It comes with four free apps with free guitar lessons, and a guitar strap for easier playing. For just $199.00, this is hands down the fastest, easiest way to learn to play guitar like a star and by far the most fun. You’ll save thousands on guitar lessons, and pack on the skills so fast- you won’t even have time to grow your hair long.

Five of the best Taylor acoustic guitars

They’re the guitar of choice for modern artists like Taylor Swift and Jason Mraz and have a very American history which dates back to the 1970s. So it’s no wonder Taylor guitars are considered the supreme of the string world.

Their inventory is wide-ranging. To help you navigate it, here’s a list of their five most popular instruments.

Best Taylor Guitars

 

GS Mini 

First among the guitars it promotes on its website, the GS Mini is a solid go-to acoustic guitar. Its at the lower end of Taylor’s cost range at $499 and is adored by artists for its playability and portability.

Tayor-GS-Mini

Check out Shoreline Music giving it a whirl in store.

 

Baby Taylor 

The Baby Taylor is a 3/4 size guitar so is perfect for travel and spontaneous practice. It’s cheaper than the GS at $329 but still boasts the same deep bellied sound the brand is famous for.

Baby-Taylor

Here’s a sample of the Baby range from Wildwood Guitars.

 Big Baby Taylor 

The clue’s in the name with the Big Baby Taylor – it’s the Baby, but bigger. Add on another $70, this acoustic guitar comes in at $399. It graduates past being the travel guitar category given its extra size.

Big-Baby-Taylor

Curious about the difference? Watch this Battle of the Babies to find out.

214 CE

The 214ce is a 25 and a half inch beast. It’s more expensive, at $999, but guitarists love its rosewood finish. It’s considered the ‘gateway’ into the brand’s more expensive instruments. The Taylor sound thats common throughout the range is also elevated when plugged in.

Taylor 214 CE

Shoreline brings it life in this video.

 

Grand deluxe auditorium

PS16CE 

At a jaw-dropping $8,000, the PS16CE sits at the top of the Taylor range and is part of its Presentation Series. Its designed for performance and comes under the category of Grand Symphony limited edition.

 

Taylor-PS16CE

Its sides are a dark, Macassar ebony and the body is Spruce. All in all, it’s a show-stopping guitar with a rumbling belly of sound. Its bells and whistles include  Gotoh Gold tuners, a bone nut and saddle, a Florentine cutaway, and Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.

To hear it roar, check out this review from Acoustic Letter.

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