Build Muscle Memory on the Go with Pocketstrings

We all have periods of time throughout the day that are essentially wasted – whether it be during a commute, waiting in a doctor’s office, or restlessly sitting through a three minute commercial break until your show resumes.  What better way to kill that time than by practicing guitar?  Pocketstrings is a mini guitar neck with six strings and four frets and is about the same size as a television remote.  The idea is to work on chords and build muscle memory, not to mention some handy calluses, in places where having an actual guitar would be inconvenient.  There is no way to strum though and no prerecorded “correct” chord sounds, so it’s truly only a way to practice formations.  But it’s an awesome idea for hand fidgeters!

The Pocketstrings plastic neck and sliding base come in seven colors including sunburst, yellow, and blue and retails for about $30.  The site is currently sold out, but is taking names and emails to notify you when they’re back in stock.

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4 comments… add one
  • Clever Guy February 6, 2012, 4:43 pm

    Patend Pending? Seriously? This is a very trivial idea, my evidence is that I thought of the exact same thing a year ago or so.

  • DeanS February 7, 2012, 2:42 am

    I’ll wait for the ukulele version.

  • Kimmo February 8, 2012, 4:58 pm

    @Julie Ha! I won’t be waiting around, I’ve got the Yamaha GL1 GUITALELE 🙂

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