Gtar Rocks The KickStarter

Not many people had heard of Gtar, a fully digital guitar that works with an iOS device, a week ago.

But then they launched at TechCrunch Disrupt, eventually coming in second in the startup competition.

They also launched a Kickstarter campaign to let people support the project and pre-order guitars. Sales shot up immediately. By wednesday they were selling one every few minutes. As of today they’ve raised a whopping $232,251. I ordered two.

Not bad for a week’s work.

Here’s an email founder Idan Beck (pictured above with long time girlfriend Stacey Sumsum Rivet) sent out to all Kickstarter supporters this morning:

Project Update #1: Thank You!!
Posted by Incident
Hey everybody,

We’re completely blown away by the overwhelming support we’ve received for this project and it would not be possible without all of you. We hit our goal in about 11 hours and doubled it in just a few days. We’ve just returned home after spending the entire week in New York City presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt, where after a close call in the finals, we took 2nd place. Regardless of the outcome, we had a blast being there and even sold a few gTars to the judges.

To everybody who’s been reaching out – thank you! We’re reading all of your e-mails, messages, comments, and other communications, it’s just taking us a little while to respond, so thank you in advance for your patience. Many of you have asked whether we’re building a left-handed gTar or designing the gTar to account for potential changes in the next version of the iPhone. We’ve been hard at work with our team in China to explore these issues and others – we will answer them on this forum as soon as we are able.

Thanks again for all your support! We’re exploring different possibilities for a potential second color option and will be posting t-shirt designs soon – so if you’re interested in staying up to date on the conversation, check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well – we want your feedback!

4 thoughts on “Gtar Rocks The KickStarter

  1. David Callahan says:

    “… We’ve been hard at work with our team in China …” — Once again, fuck American workers and technology! Shame on you, stupid douche bags…

  2. Sam says:

    Mike, it’s time AOL brought you back to run TechCrunch again

  3. Peter Urban says:

    I was very impressed by the demo. The kind of thing that really pushes the human-computer interface innovation forward in a very useful way. Mike, did you buy the GTAR’s to learn how to play or have you already mastered it? (Or is it a tricked out pitch deck replacement?) Most important: will we see a little concert online?

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