Meet Jammy, the digital guitar with a telescopic neck that fits in a backpack

Travelling with a guitar isn't always possible, but the new Jammy digital guitar boasts a telescopic neck, allowing it to fit in a backpack and be played anywhere.

Created by Internet of Things co RnD64, the Jammy features the strings and fretboard of a traditional guitar but does away with the body.

It measures 32cm (12.6”) unextended, 50cm (19.6”) extended, but the Jammy still promises real guitar feeling and acoustic range, as well as LED-equipped frets and a headphone output.

By linking the device up to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, the Jammy's LED fret markers can show aspiring players where to place their fingers

Two play modes are available: free-play (as per a standard guitar, with amp output), or jamming mode, where players can choose a genre or 'back-up band'.

By linking the device up to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, the Jammy's LED fret markers can show aspiring players where to place their fingers, while music can be streamed direct to the Jammy and output to an amp or headphones.

What's more, there's also apparently a fail-proof mode, where the software automatically corrects fudged notes in known songs. We're not sure how useful that will be for beginners outside of impressing friends, but it's an interesting addition nonetheless.

Jammy will be available in the fourth quarter of 2017 - no price is set yet, but you can preorder and get more info at the Jammy website.

This isn't the first compact digital guitar we've seen in recent years, of course, the most notable being the Jamstik+.

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