What makes the Jammy guitar by RnD64 stand out from the crowd, is its detachable neck that allows for the best playability-to-portability ratio there is. At only 17″ long when disassembled, Jammy fits into most any backpack and complies with the airlines carry-on regulations. At the same time, its 15-frets neck is suitable to play 70% of the rock hit-songs, being the sure bet for those craving some quality playing on a business trip or vacation.
Jammy’s 1/8″ and a 1/4″ jacks allow to stick in the regular earphones or plug the guitar straight into an amp. The audio signal is generated and processed entirely on board – a bunch of guitar tones and FX presets are available for the user with Jammy only, no smartphone or tablet needed. The Jammy is equipped with the adjustable tension interchangeable steel strings. It emulates different guitar techniques like bending, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, etc.
Jammy can be used as a sampler or a MIDI controller via USB-C or Bluetooth. It’s an appropriate option for guitarists who want to broaden their horizons delving into electronic music, but don’t feel comfortable with keyboards. Jammy is compatible with GarageBand, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Cakewalk, and other DAWs. Its Auto-Recording feature caches everything the user plays on a special built-in memory unit and allows to retrieve the user’s sessions in a 48-hour period.
Although totally autonomous, Jammy can be also used with a free companion app for iOS and Android that widens the guitar’s capacities. The Jammy mobile app allows to use the metronome, switch the guitar type, change the tuning. It offers a bunch of backing tracks in different genres to jam along to.
Jammy has raised more than $220,000 USD during its Indiegogo campaign. The team shipped the first batch of the guitars to beta-testers in December 2018 and will start worldwide shipping at the beginning of 2019 at the estimated price of $399 (guitar, strap, soft case, USB-C cable + detachable frame). The Jammy guitars are available for pre-order at playjammy.com.