The Jamstik+ Smart Guitar is your personal music teacher

Learning how to play the guitar is no easy feat, and plenty of aspiring rock stars wash out due to either lost interest or simply lousy teaching. The Jamstik+ aims to remedy both of these issues with a 21st-century approach. This smart guitar teaches you about chords, scales, and the like via an app on your smartphone. This week only, Boing Boing readers can get it on sale for $269.99 (normal: $279.99, MSRP: $299.99).

Combining real strings and frets with an accessible tutoring program, the Jamstik+ teaches you how to play the guitar quickly in a simulated, encouraging environment. You'll follow along interactive videos and games and get real-time, onscreen feedback from sensors on the device. Plus, the guitar's compact size makes it easy to take your lessons on the move.

The Jamstik+ Portable Smart Guitar can get you started learning the guitar, and it's on sale for $269.99.