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This 'Finger Friendly' Keyboard Takes the Pain Out of Guitar-Playing

 - Jun 17, 2014
References: fingerfriendlyguitar & gizmag
The Finger Friendly Guitar Company Keyboard is a device that aims to make guitar-playing less painful for novice and casual guitar players. Learning to play the guitar can be a painful experience, and this often causes many novice players to give up. The keyboard aims to address this problem by allowing novice players to further their guitar skills without hurting their fingers.

The keyboard is strapped to the guitar neck and held in place by a Velcro mechanism. Each 'fret' is divided into six keys split over two columns. The first column represents the high E, G and A strings while the second holds the B, D and low E strings. The keys are color-coded and attached to spring-loaded hammers that push the guitar string down every time the player presses the corresponding key.

The Finger Friendly Guitar Company Keyboard mechanism only covers the first 10 frets of the neck, sufficient for casual and novice players.