Be the ultimate rock star this Christmas

Air-Guitar-Rock-StarY’all know I’m a closet air guitar player. Ok…so maybe not so “in the closet“! Regardless, let me tell you, no one can rock the air guitar like me. At home, grocery store, work…I’ve been known to break into an air-strumming, arm-swinging air guitar craze. People typically stare mouth-open at my talent…it’s somethin’ to behold.

Anyway…last year, when I found the electric rock guitar shirt, I thought it was the bomb. I knew it would enable me to step up my air guitar game so I could truly become the rock star I was always meant to be.

But now, we’ve blown the electric guitar shirt out of the freaking water….with the gTar.

The gTar is a new digital guitar that allows you to maximize the power of your iPhone (soooo need to get an iPhone now). It’s like a real guitar and a Rock Band/Guitar Hero guitar hooked up for a freaky one night stand and had a baby.

The gTar has strings, frets and everything else that makes a guitar the hardcore rock instrument that it is. But the gTar has something more…something special…it has an APP!

You just dock your iPhone in the gTar, load up the gTar app, pick a song and then you can follow the song on your iPhone while little LEDs light up along the fret board. The fretboard actually illuminates to show you where to put your fingers.


The gTar will make it so that I can start playing songs I already know instead of Twinkle Twinkle. Can you believe it? It’s that freaking simple.

Rockers have a choice of three levels of difficulty: easy, medium, and hard. At the easy level, gTar will guide you to play the open strings and with its SmartPlay Technology, if you hit a wrong string, no sound is produced. At the medium level, gTar adds fretwork to the mix allowing you to feel like the true rock star genius that you are. But there is still no danger of messing up due to the built-in SmartPlay feature…oh yeah….BAM! Now when you get the hard level, you’ll need to step up your guitar-playing game because at this level every mistake (or uber new creation) will be heard. Once you get tired of having your rock star brilliance stifled with specified notes and fretwork, you can switch to free play and really show off your mad skills.


GlockSince it’s paired up with an iPhone, the gTar is not limited to guitar sounds. WHAT??!?! Yip, you can actually rock out to a grand piano by plucking the notes instead. I wonder if I could channel my old junior high school band days and rock the glock again?! Hmmm…

Made by Incident, a company based in Santa Clara, California, the gTar is initially being sold through a Kickstarter project. Incident asked for US$100,000 to fund the initial production run and has now raised $353,392 with 956 backers. Duh…people know a good thing when they see it. I guess the original backers paid US$350 each to get their hands on the first 200 gTars produced. Now there is a waitlist on the company’s website if you want to sign-up for one. Snifff…I was hoping to pick one up at Future Shop this week but with a possible retail price tag of US$449, I might be waiting awhile.

Regardless, I think the gTar would allow me to fully channel my inner rock star Goddess.

How do channel your rock star God/Goddess? Play any musical instruments? Did it come natural or did you learn after years and years of practice? Come on…share the wealth…

More blog deliciousness here:

For the month of November and December, I am proud to be taking part in the Holiday Yum Blog Hop where a group of uber bloggers will regale you with recipes and funny cooking stories.

This week’s highlights:

  • December 10: Kathy Owen’s Butter Spritz Cookies (OMG I want some…especially those Hershey filled ones)
  • December 14: Ellen M. Gregg’s Old-fashioned Buttermilk Sugar Cookies (with Christmas punch)

Already Posted:

Stay tuned for:

  • December 17: I am back with a recipe for Cheesecake that is so simple but even I messed it up once
  • December 19: Jenny Hansen’s Holly Candy
  • December 23: Jess Witkins will entice us with either some comfort food or appetizer
  • December 26: Kathy Owen will come through with beef rib-eye roast with currant jelly brown gravy
  • December 28:  I will give you some fabulous Mocktail options for your New Year’s Eve parties

Be sure to check out our ever uberlicious host, Kathy Owen’s Holiday Yum page and leave her some blog hop luv!



  1. OMG, Natalie, I’m lovin’ the shiny purple hair! That should be your profile pic, LOL!

    Maybe someone special in your life will give you an iPhone for Christmas. *wink, wink*

  2. You’re a rock star with or without the GTar, Nat! What an amazing instrument! I can think of at least 3 people in my family who’d love these. One day when the price comes down a bit, I’ll consider buying my daughter or my granddaughter one. It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! that’s a digital “toy” worth having because of how easy it would be to learn. I’m all for learning something new! thanks for sharing, Natalie! Have a fab week, g/f!

    • I know, eh?! It’s super fabulous. I think it’d be great for those people in your life that want to learn to play but don’t want or have the time to invest in lessons….you’ll have to let me know if you ever pick one up and what you think…

      I think I’m gonna wear my purple hair for Xmas morning and really rock out. LOL!

      Have a fab week too Marcia! 🙂

  3. I’m surprised you don’t already have this new item in your toy box. What are you waiting for?

  4. You + the gTar = instant party! And we all want to be there. I’ll bet Santa already has it wrapped up for you.

    • Squeeeeee….insta party! Love it Patricia and having y’all with me would only make it that much bigger and better…

      Knowing Santa, he’s definitely got something fabulous for me…I mean, I’ve been a tremendously good girl this year. LOL!

  5. And to think I spent all those years taking piano lessons. Had I just waited 40 years, I could have saved hours of practice and thousands of dollars.

    Wonder if there’s a drum one. How annoying – I mean – fun would that be?

    You get yourself a pair of those vibrating panties from August’s blog and pair it with this shirt and you can really get your groove on. You will indeed be a rock star goddess!! Take a video though cuz I’d love to see that.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • I know, eh?! I did piano for a couple of years. Time/money down the tube. Who knew? LOL!

      DRUMS…now that would be fahhhbulous. 🙂

      OMG what an incredible idea. Talk about ROCKING out Patricia. Squeeeee…it’d likely be a video of me losing my mind…LOL!!!

  6. You are too freaking cute! I love the pink hair. 🙂 Even if you played off tune, which I’m sure you’re incapable of, you’d thrill the crowd. I dabble in guitar and piano, but never in such a hot fashion as that! Totally inspired. LOL

    • Your musical talents floor me August!! Seriously talented…there’s nothing more inspiring than listening to any of your songs!

      ROFL – never in such hot fashion. Well, I am a trend setter if nothing else August. You best step up your game and take pics of your new fashion forward, music-playing superstardom and rock out!! LOL!!

  7. Love the look, Nat! And, all along I had you pegged as a shy social wallflower. The things I learn on my Monday glob –er — glob — [ACK! I did it again!] B-L-0-G hops.

    My brain must still be all fuzzy-wuzzy from the inciting incidents on August’s glo — [someone save me, please] B-L-O-G.

    Bring on your Glar. I’ll bring my iPhone. The only talent I have is dancing alone in public, but I do a mean two-step all the same. Can you learn one of those? I’ll wear my new boots! You wear your new hair. We’re golden purple.

    • OMG Gloria we’ll be a powerhouse of awesomeness! BAM! Love it. Nothing like teaming up with a mean two-stepper to rock the gTar. New boots…purple hair…we’ll be super stars! Spandy Andy watch out. LOL!!!

      I know…it’s always such a shock when people realize I’m not a wallflower…SURPRISE! ROFL!

  8. Coleen Patrick says:

    I LOVE that photo of you Natalie!! 🙂 You rock.

  9. I have been an air guitar player since the early 80’s. Love this!

  10. Rock on! Love the hair, by the way…

  11. lynnkelleyauthor says:

    This is so cool, and I love that photo of you!

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