2012 CES Debuts the ION Guitar Apprentice Turning iPads into Six-Strings

By: Harris Jay Rosenberg Alterman - Published: Jan 13, 2012 • References: ionaudio and ohgizmo
Turn your iPad into an iShreddingMachine by using the ION ‘Guitar Apprentice,’ introduced at this year’s 2012 CES. This musical iPad accessory is shaped like a full metal guitar and allows one to place their tablet where the pickup would normally be. Once in place, the piece only needs you to strum the screen and boom: instant rockstar.

This device is not just a ‘Guitar Hero’ replica, because one must actually know how to play the guitar. While the gadget may have no strings, it does have buttons for every string on all the frets that light up to help you learn chords. The Guitar Apprentice app also comes with a program that teaches basic guitar skills to get you jamming in no time.

While the Guitar Apprentice is not exactly something Slash would use, it’s a great tool for beginners looking for some extra help during the learning stage.