Zivix jamstik+ Portable SmartGuitar with Interactive Guitar Lesson Apps

  • Overview

    An easy and fun way to learn to play, Zivix's award-winning jamstik+ digital guitar comes with built-in wireless Bluetooth connectivity, real strings, and real frets. It works with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac and a multitude of music apps, including the jamTutor app series of interactive guitar lessons, so you can start playing quickly whether you're a beginner or pro.

    The jamstik+ can help you quickly start playing the guitar. It's portable and easy to understand, so you can learn at your own pace wherever and whenever you want. No prior music experience and no tuning needed.

    Unique among digital guitars, jamstik+ can sense your fingers and provide real-time feedback on your favorite Apple device. As a result, you know immediately if you're playing correctly. It’s like having a personal music instructor at your side every time you play.

    The perfect travel guitar, jamstik+ fits neatly in your backpack, briefcase, or carry-on. Practice on the go or record and create songs directly on your iPhone or iPad.

    As a fast and versatile MIDI controller, the jamstik+ can take you further than a standard guitar. It allows any sound, including synths, keys, drums, and more. Plus it's compatible with hundreds of MIDI apps and DAWs such as GarageBand, Logic Pro, and Ableton Live.

    Highlights

    Digital SmartGuitar with wireless connectivity to iPhone, iPad, and Mac

    Finger-sensing fretboard shows you how to play chords in minutes

    Interactive guitar lessons app series that makes learning fun

    Pick up and play—no tuning required

    Real strings, real frets, real expression, string bend, and hammer-ons

    Ultra portable, easily fits in a backpack, briefcase, or carry-on bag

    Play any sound depending on the software or app you're using

    Functions as a versatile, accurate, and fast MIDI controller

    Did You Notice?

    All jamstik+ sounds are produced from your iOS device or Mac, so you can use your headphones while practicing and not disturb anyone.

    Apple Recommends For

    Learning and playing guitar using the apps on your iPhone or iPad.

    What’s in the Box

    Zivix jamstik+ Portable SmartGuitar with Interactive Guitar Lessons Apps

    Micro USB cable

    Quick start guide

    Two guitar picks

    Rechargeable Li-ion battery

    jamstik strap

    Tech Specs

    Bluetooth Compatiblity: Bluetooth 4.0

    Power Source: Battery Power

    Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion

    Height: 2.5 in./6.35 cm

    Length: 16.5 in./41.91 cm

    Width: 3.5 in./8.89 cm

    Weight: 1.9 lb./0.86 kg

    System Requirements

    Operating System: Mac OS X v10.10 or later; iOS 8.12 or later for iOS devices

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: JSI152100

    UPC or EAN No.: 863298000028

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: 180 days

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    iPod Models

    • iPod touch 5th Generation 32GB/64GB
    • iPod touch 5th Generation 16GB
  • 5.0 Average
    5 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love the Jamstik and Zivix!

      I have had this little device for about a week and have already fallen in love with it. I have played all kinds of acoustic guitars for over 40 years, and neede I have had this little device for about a week and have already fallen in love with it. I have played all kinds of acoustic guitars for over 40 years, and needed something much smaller and more portable than a regular guitar; to "stay in shape" with, to pick up and play at will while watching TV, and most of all travel with. This really fills the bill. The strings closely approximate the feel of my acoustic (steel string) guitars. It took me a few hours to set it up the way I wanted, so I would encourage you to be patient and especially to check out the website instructions -- they are very comprehensive! I knew almost nothing about this device when I got it. I was intrigued to discover its possibilities. You can enable a "string bend" feature, (which I haven't used) the hammer-on feature (which I have used), and customize the strength of the pick stroke that you want the strings to register. It has many "voices" that you can choose from on the the iOS app (downloadable free), including: classical acoustic, steel string, 12-String (which I love), Bass Guitar, Piano, Slow Strings, Pizzicato, Harp, Sitar, Banjo, Saxophone, Music Box and Square Wave. I won't use half of those, but if you're looking for a MIDI device, this may be a great one for you. I think this device is going to facilitate my improvement in all left hand work. I am going to be able to work on some short licks (obviously, limited only by five-fret fretboard -- which is the whole point of the portability element) and develop my "muscle memory"; and I appreciate that the device requires a very clean finger placement, no fudging on fingers bumping into more than one string unless you mean to. Finally, customer service is phenomenal. I had a little trouble with the first device I tried and they sent me a new one immediately when I described the problem, no questions asked. Again, be prepared for the fact that there is little written documentation with the device... enjoy getting to know the device by plunking around on it, and then go straight to the website to discover its intricacies and get your questions answered.

      • Written by Ann B from West Des Moines

      21 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love the Jamstik and Zivix!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic alternative to firing up my twin Orange full stacks

      Seriously. I plug my black Les Paul Standard into my dual rigged Orange full stacks. My cats spray fecal matter in the corner. I wake my kid up. My wife withhol Seriously. I plug my black Les Paul Standard into my dual rigged Orange full stacks. My cats spray fecal matter in the corner. I wake my kid up. My wife withholds marital favors. All of my neighbors hate me. That is- before I got my hands on a Jamstik+. This is a fantastic Midi control device. The possibilities are endless. I can play this anywhere. Truth be told- I'm not a very good guitar player. This allowed me to practice during odd hours without the authorities knocking on my door. Within a few short weeks my guitar skill level went from that of Lil' Wayne to Gary Clark Jr. I would recommend this to anyone. Thank.

      • Written by Daniel H from Minneapolis

      19 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic alternative to firing up my twin Orange full stacks

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great MIDI Controller, Great Learning Tool For A Beginner.

      I am an experienced studio engineer and have been using the jamstik+ as a MIDI controller since it came out in 2015. I'm not piano savvy and more of a guitar gu I am an experienced studio engineer and have been using the jamstik+ as a MIDI controller since it came out in 2015. I'm not piano savvy and more of a guitar guy, thus I have been waiting for something like this for quite some time. The tech is great. I've composed entire arrangements with different samples and instruments on my Mac at home, coffee shops, even on airplanes with GarageBand on my iPad. jamTutor app for iOS can also be used to learn to play the guitar at your own pace. Great studio tool, great learning tool, highly recommend. Five stars.

      • Written by Christopher M from Minneapolis

      17 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great MIDI Controller, Great Learning Tool For A Beginner.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love the Jamstik and Zivix!

      I have had this little device for about a week and have already fallen in love with it. I have played all kinds of acoustic guitars for over 40 years, and neede I have had this little device for about a week and have already fallen in love with it. I have played all kinds of acoustic guitars for over 40 years, and needed something much smaller and more portable than a regular guitar; to "stay in shape" with, to pick up and play at will while watching TV, and most of all travel with. This really fills the bill. The strings closely approximate the feel of my acoustic (steel string) guitars. It took me a few hours to set it up the way I wanted, so I would encourage you to be patient and especially to check out the website instructions -- they are very comprehensive! I knew almost nothing about this device when I got it. I was intrigued to discover its possibilities. You can enable a "string bend" feature, (which I haven't used) the hammer-on feature (which I have used), and customize the strength of the pick stroke that you want the strings to register. It has many "voices" that you can choose from on the the iOS app (downloadable free), including: classical acoustic, steel string, 12-String (which I love), Bass Guitar, Piano, Slow Strings, Pizzicato, Harp, Sitar, Banjo, Saxophone, Music Box and Square Wave. I won't use half of those, but if you're looking for a MIDI device, this may be a great one for you. I think this device is going to facilitate my improvement in all left hand work. I am going to be able to work on some short licks (obviously, limited only by five-fret fretboard -- which is the whole point of the portability element) and develop my "muscle memory"; and I appreciate that the device requires a very clean finger placement, no fudging on fingers bumping into more than one string unless you mean to. Finally, customer service is phenomenal. I had a little trouble with the first device I tried and they sent me a new one immediately when I described the problem, no questions asked. Again, be prepared for the fact that there is little written documentation with the device... enjoy getting to know the device by plunking around on it, and then go straight to the website to discover its intricacies and get your questions answered.

      • Written by Ann B from West Des Moines

      21 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love the Jamstik and Zivix!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great MIDI Controller, Great Learning Tool For A Beginner.

      I am an experienced studio engineer and have been using the jamstik+ as a MIDI controller since it came out in 2015. I'm not piano savvy and more of a guitar gu I am an experienced studio engineer and have been using the jamstik+ as a MIDI controller since it came out in 2015. I'm not piano savvy and more of a guitar guy, thus I have been waiting for something like this for quite some time. The tech is great. I've composed entire arrangements with different samples and instruments on my Mac at home, coffee shops, even on airplanes with GarageBand on my iPad. jamTutor app for iOS can also be used to learn to play the guitar at your own pace. Great studio tool, great learning tool, highly recommend. Five stars.

      • Written by Christopher M from Minneapolis

      17 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great MIDI Controller, Great Learning Tool For A Beginner.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic alternative to firing up my twin Orange full stacks

      Seriously. I plug my black Les Paul Standard into my dual rigged Orange full stacks. My cats spray fecal matter in the corner. I wake my kid up. My wife withhol Seriously. I plug my black Les Paul Standard into my dual rigged Orange full stacks. My cats spray fecal matter in the corner. I wake my kid up. My wife withholds marital favors. All of my neighbors hate me. That is- before I got my hands on a Jamstik+. This is a fantastic Midi control device. The possibilities are endless. I can play this anywhere. Truth be told- I'm not a very good guitar player. This allowed me to practice during odd hours without the authorities knocking on my door. Within a few short weeks my guitar skill level went from that of Lil' Wayne to Gary Clark Jr. I would recommend this to anyone. Thank.

      • Written by Daniel H from Minneapolis

      19 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic alternative to firing up my twin Orange full stacks

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