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The first teaching tool that makes learning to play the guitar quick and easy, while teaching proper form and building muscle memory!
The first teaching tool that makes learning to play the guitar quick and easy, while teaching proper form and building muscle memory!
The first teaching tool that makes learning to play the guitar quick and easy, while teaching proper form and building muscle memory!
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Guitar Now: The Complete Guitar Learning System

"Be a Guitar Player, Not a Guitar Quitter"

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Have you always wanted to play guitar yet never started because the task of LEARNING seemed so daunting? Maybe you started but quit soon after due to frustration, difficulty remembering where to put your fingers, or the pain of building calluses? Well you're not alone.

More than half the people who start learning to play the guitar ultimately quit. (Even I quit once!) This statistic blew us away. So we decided to take it upon ourselves to reduce that number. That’s why we created Guitar Now: A Patent Pending 5 piece, expandable guitar learning system that shows prospective musicians how to form proper chords in a matter of minutes.

 How Guitar Now Works:

Guitar Now attaches to any acoustic or electric guitar.

  • The Collar wraps around the neck of your guitar right behind the nut 
  • The Top Plate, which sits directly on top of the nut, fastens to the Collar by a nut and bolt. 
  • The interchangeable Chord Inserts slide easily into the slot in the Top Plate. Each Chord Insert has tabs that extend to specific finger positions on the fret board. The raised Callus Builder buttons on the tabs are specifically designed to make it easy and natural for you to form and hold the chord. 

Now all you have to do is push down on the buttons, strum with the right hand, and viola! You have just played a perfectly formed chord!

Guitar Now comes with 3 Chord Inserts, G major, D major, and C major With these three chords you can play hundreds of songs from artists like Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Foo Fighters, The Jonas Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sublime, Guns n Roses, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash and many more!

(An A minor Chord Insert will be included if we reach our stretch goal!! See ‘Stretch Goals’ below).

Situate the Collar behind the Nut
Situate the Collar behind the Nut
Fasten the Top Plate to the Collar with the nuts and bolts
Fasten the Top Plate to the Collar with the nuts and bolts
Slide in the Chord Insert of your choice
Slide in the Chord Insert of your choice
Slide the Chord Insert all the way into the Top Plate
Slide the Chord Insert all the way into the Top Plate
Place your fingers on the buttons and you're playing the guitar!
Place your fingers on the buttons and you're playing the guitar!

Callus Building:

One of the biggest issues that new guitarists face is overcoming the pain associated with pressing their fingers against metal strings. This can lead to sore fingers and even bleeding. Eventually guitarists build up calluses that protect their fingers, but this takes weeks of bearing through the pain. We took this into consideration when designing Guitar Now, so we built in Callus Builder buttons (#1 below). These buttons not only ensure a firm and comfortable hold of the chord, they also ease the guitarists into the callus-building process. Instead of pressing directly onto the string, the force is spread out across the entire surface area of the button, easing the pain. Within the button we included a raised cylinder (#2 below) that simulates the feeling of pressing down on the actual string. This allows guitarists to become familiar with the location of the string, making for the most realistic playing experience possible!
#1 - Callus Builder Button    #2 - String Simulator
#1 - Callus Builder Button #2 - String Simulator

Budget Breakdown:

 We have obtained quotes for all of the manufacturing, packaging, and shipping that is required to bring Guitar Now to life. Now all we need is you! See the detailed budget below.

 Evolution of Guitar Now:

Guitar Now was born in a hotel room and has evolved rather dramatically!

1st Prototype

Balsa Wood
Balsa Wood

2nd Prototype 

3D printed plastic
3D printed plastic

Final Product

Professional Production
Professional Production

Rewards:

 *A minor Chord Insert to be included in all Super Early Bird, Early Bird, and Kickstarter Special reward tiers IF the Stretch Goal is met. (See below)


Stretch Goal:

If we reach $12,000 in orders then we will include an A minor Chord Insert with EACH Guitar Now Learning System! This chord will expand your song repertoire incredibly!

Timeline:

Risks and challenges

After spending endless hours making sure all of our costs are covered and our timeline is set, we're confident we can deliver Guitar Now in the quality as promised within the timeline outlined. With that being said, there is always the possibility of facing curve balls along the way.

We have built-in contingencies in both the budget and timeline to account for unforeseen obstacles. Although we currently have a design that is approved by the manufacturer, there is a chance that we may alter the intricacies of the final design slightly to provide a better experience for our backers.

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    THANK YOU PACK - 2 Original Guitar Now guitar picks + Personalized note!

    Thank you for the support! To express our gratitude we will send you 2 Original 'Guitar Now' Picks along with a personalized Thank You note!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Guitar Now Learning System

    Our entire 5 piece system. Limited quantity at our SUPER Early Bird price. Be one of the first people to start playing Guitar NOW!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Guitar Now Learning System

    Just missed the SUPER Early Bird? You can still get the Guitar Now Learning System for a HUGE DISCOUNT! Our entire 5 piece system. Limited quantity at our Early Bird price. Be one of the first people to start playing Guitar NOW!

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL - Guitar Now Learning System

    25% off Retail!
    Everything you need to get up and playing guitar.
    Receive all 5 pieces. D Chord Insert, G Chord Insert, C Chord Insert, Collar, Top Plate!

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    2 PACK - 2 Guitar Now Learning Systems

    Why play the guitar alone when you can jam with your friends? Get 2 Guitar Now learning systems and turn your garage band dreams into a reality!

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    FIRST HANDS ON SPECIAL - 3D Printed Model + Final Guitar Now Learning System

    Can't wait to start playing Guitar Now? Back this reward and get a complete 3D printed set of the Guitar Now Learning System as soon as the campaign ends! Then, once the final product comes in, receive a complete set of it too!

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    GUITAR TEACHER SPECIAL - 5 Guitar Now Learning Systems

    Are you a music instructor and want to get Guitar Now in the hands of your students? Or a retailer wanting to put Guitar Now on your shelves? Get 5 Complete Guitar Now Learning Systems at a great bulk discount!

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    Guitar Now ULTIMATE PACKAGE!

    You're a motivated believer in spreading the ability to play the guitar across the world. For this we cannot express enough gratitude... but we'll try!
    What you get:
    -3D Printed Model of Guitar Now
    -5 Guitar Now Learning Systems
    -5 Original 'Guitar Now' Picks
    -5 30 minute Guitar Lessons
    -2 hour jam with us in Austin, TX
    (Travel Expenses not included)

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