Looking for a fun, innovative way to learn how to play the guitar? Well if you happen to own an iPad, you might not have to look further than Ion Audio‘s new Guitar Apprentice.

The guitar-shaped tablet accessory made its debut last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, and it’s been getting a lot of positive feedback. Keep reading for an overview of the Apprentice and a video of it in action…

From the company that brought you the popular iCade, comes the Guitar Apprentice. It’s chock full of features including a learn-to-play-as-you-go light-up fretboard, a built-in speaker, and a free guitar-teaching iPad app.

And since the Apprentice uses iOS Core MIDI, it’s compatible with dozens of other popular iPad applications — including GarageBand.

Check it out:

Despite the fact that learning to strum on a tablet looks difficult, we think Ion Audio might really be onto something here. The Guitar Apprentice should hit the market sometime later this year and is expected to retail for around $100.

For more information, make sure to visit Ion Audio’s website.

What do you think of the Guitar Apprentice? Coud it be a game-changer?

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  • Anonymous

    Here’s and idea
    Buy a real guitar
    It’s more fun and sounds so much better than the iPad

    Trust me

    • Anonymous

      hello,, i have a question,,
      when i want to upgrade my jailbroaken iphone4 to the latest unthethers jailbreak,, do i need to repurchase my purchased tweaks again?
      pls.. i need answer,, THANKS:)

  • Anonymous

    No Cody. Just no.

    • Anonymous

      hello,, i have a question,,
      when i want to upgrade my jailbroaken iphone4 to the latest unthethers jailbreak,, do i need to repurchase my purchased tweaks again?
      pls.. i need answer,, THANKS:)

      • Anonymous

        No idea.

  • Don

    for a 100$, really? if thats the price they re gonna go by,
    i d be getting one 4 sure. I mean i wouldnt consider this as
    a real way to learn playing guitar, but if you already have
    an ipad laying around, might as well pick up one of these bad-boys.

    • Anonymous

      hello,, i have a question,,
      when i want to upgrade my jailbroaken iphone4 to the latest unthethers jailbreak,, do i need to repurchase my purchased tweaks again?
      pls.. i need answer,, THANKS:)

  • KewlDewd

    Absolutely not. You can’t learn to play guitar using something that isn’t a guitar. A person could pick this up, spend months working with it, master it, but when they pick up an actual guitar it will feel totally foreign and they likely won’t be able to play it well at all. The only thing this would be beneficial for is learning music/guitar theory, but I would still advise someone wanting to learn guitar to start with and learn theory with a real guitar.

  • cruzcontrol1001

    Slap the B-ass

  • Anonymous

    it feels…. unnatural.

  • Hey I know this is random, but why is WhatsApp not in the AppStore anymore? 🙁

  • i cant even imagine what the world is gonna be like in 100 years. No one will have any cool skill to show off. no will will be able to play an actual guitar because of this, no ones gonna be able to sing cus of auto tune, list goes on and on. I hope the world ends before all this happens or it will be a sad sad world.

  • Anonymous

    hello,, i have a question,,
    when i want to upgrade my jailbroaken iphone4 to the latest unthethers jailbreak,, do i need to repurchase my purchased tweaks again?
    pls.. i need answer,, THANKS:)

    • cruzcontrol1001

      No just sign back in with gmail Facebook or twitter which ever you set Cydia up with and it will remember all the tweaks you purchased

  • WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD JUST BUY A REAL GUITAR!!!!