An Air Guitar That Actually Makes Music

At Q107 in Toronto, there’s a sign at the entrance to the offices that reads “FREE AIR GUITARS! (Limit one per customer).” Below that is guitar rack that’s empty. Or is it?

Admit it. You’ve busted out some air guitar moves at some point in your life. You may have even wished for a real guitar during one of those moments. But who wants to carry around a Strat for those special times when you just need to play?

Enter the Kurv system, two small handheld devices (a “fretboard” and a “pick”) that connect to a smartphone. It works like this:

Full details on the Kickstarter program can be found here while GizMag offers a review here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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