The dream of every music dunce in the world is that one day they’ll find a magical instrument that they can play without having to do boring stuff like practicing or having musical talent. Now there’s a brand that’s trying to capture that dream, appropriately called Magic Instruments. And the flagship product is the MI Guitar.
The MI Guitar has strings for picking and strumming just like an actual musical instrument, but the cords are programmed and controlled by automatic buttons rather than the traditional analog method. You use the companion app to learn the button sequences of “tens of thousands of popular songs,” and voila, you’re playing “I Will Survive,” kind of. And it’s the Cake version.
Still, the idea of being able to quasi-play a quasi-guitar without any lessons or skills is appealing for obvious reasons, and bearing that out is the MI Guitar’s huge success on IndieGoGo here. You’ve got a month left to pre-order yours through IndieGoGo starting at $329.