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Color
Matte Black
Matte Blue
Matte Mint
Matte Orange
Matte Pink
Matte White

B-stock models may have a few minor cosmetic imperfections and/or blemishes. These units have been inspected by our team for functionality and come with a full warranty.

The Studio MIDI Guitar is a headless, 24-fret electric guitar with full MIDI capabilities. Powered by Jamstik signal processing technology & proprietary algorithms, the Studio MIDI represents state-of-the-art MIDI guitar performance built into a portable, all-in-one solution.

As an electric guitar, it has two humbuckers, a coil tap switch, a three-way switch, and a standard 1/4'' out. MIDI out options include USB C, 3.5mm TRS & Bluetooth. See Full Specs

Includes: Bundled Jamstik Creator software for Mac or PC, custom padded gig bag, required USB C to A cable & adapter, 3.5mm TRS-MIDI cable, 1/4'' Guitar Cable, Strap Locks, Allen Keys, Manual, & Guitar Pick.  

*All Duties, VAT, or taxes are the responsibility of the customer and are not included in shipping costs. 

Specs

Size: 24 Frets, Compact 3/4 Body Size, 32.5'' Length, 5.5lbs

Scale Length: 25.5"

Pickups: 2 Humbuckers, 3-Way Switch, Coil Tap for Single Coil Use, Hex MIDI Pickup

Height 32.5'' / 825.5mm
Net Weight 5.5lb /2.5kg
Body Material Mahogany
Body Paint / Color Options Black Matte/Blue Matte/White Matte
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape C-Shape
Scale Length 25.5'' / 648mm
Fretboard Radius 13.78" / 250mm
Number of Frets 24 (Mother of Pearl Dots)
Truss Rod Yes
Fretboard Rosewood
Neck Width 1.57'' /40mm
Bridge Pickup LIGHTNING LH-B
Neck Pickup LIGHTNING LH-N
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle
Pickup Configuration HH
Knobs / Special 1 volume knob—pull switches single coil pickup

Jamstik Creator Software

Jamstik Creator was built from scratch to harness the MPE-enhanced performance capabilities and dynamic nuances of the Studio MIDI Guitar. It's both a utility application for customizing your Jamstik's settings, and a full hybrid synthesizer.

The Jamstik Creator software is available as a standalone application for Mac & PC, and as a VST3 or AUv3 plugin to use within a DAW.

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FAQ

Is the Studio MIDI Guitar available left-handed?

 

Yep! Make sure to use the "Handedness" dropdown menu to select the Left-Handed model when you check out!

Is it working on pitch recognition or contact sensors?

 

We are using a special MIDI pickup for pitch recognition paired with our own unique onboard algorithmic processing to ensure this job is done as quickly and accurately as possible—all while retaining genuine guitar playability.

How long does pitch conversion take? Can you share latency numbers?

 

The time it takes the pitch conversion to process the information into MIDI data over USB or TRS averages to 10ms. The typical range is from 6ms-15ms. The final amount of latency will vary depending on the hardware specifications and task management of the paired device. Other measures can be taken to adjust latency by using the buffer rate settings of your DAW.

Are there onboard sounds?

 

No, there are no onboard sounds or effects built-in to the guitar. Just like a lot of MIDI keyboards, you'll have to connect your Jamstik to a device (smartphone, tablet, laptop/desktop computer) running either our software or third-party software to generate the sound. There is also a standard 1/4" guitar output, so you can utilizes amps, pedals, and interfaces as usual.

Can it be used for tabbing with software like Guitar Pro?

 

The Studio MIDI Guitar is compatible with any apps and DAWs that accept MIDI-input. It works great for scoring in Guitar Pro by entering notes step by step, however, you will need to add things like hammer-on, slides, bends & other articulations manually after the note information has been entered since the software does not currently support real-time MIDI implementation.

Can it transpose MIDI to different octaves or tunings?

 

In general, whatever physical tuning the guitar is at will dictate the MIDI pitch, so you can set any tuning you like. However, at very low tunings there may be some performance degradation. With 24 frets available, there shouldn't be a great need to octave up or down, but you can always play in standard tuning and transpose using the Creator application.

Does the Jamstik Creator software require a DAW?

 

While the Studio MIDI guitar will work right out of the box with all MIDI-capable DAWs and plugins, the guitar does not require a DAW. The compatible Jamstik software can run as a standalone app on Mac and Windows and includes a curated library of specifically designed sounds for the Studio guitar. 

What are the Minimum & Recommended System Requirements?

 

MacOS Minimum Requirements
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (*2.1 or higher*)
- 4 GB of RAM
- Mac OSX 10.13 (*High Sierra*)
- 50 MB free hard disc space for installer (7.5GB for Sample Library)
MacOS Recommended Requirements
- Intel Core i5 Processor (*2.5 or higher*)
- 8 GB of RAM or more
- Mac OSX 10.15 (*Catalina*)
- 50 MB free hard disc space for installer (7.5GB for Sample Library)
Windows Minimum Requirements
- Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Dual-Core Processor (*2.1 or higher*)
- 4 GB of RAM
- Windows 7
- 50 MB free hard disc space for installer (7.5GB for Sample Library)
Windows Recommended Requirements
- Intel Core i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 Processor (*2.5 or higher*)
- 8 GB of RAM or more
- Windows 10
- 50 MB free hard disc space for installer (7.5GB for Sample Library)

Does it utilize MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression)?

 

The Jamstik was built as an MPE-capable controller, which helps immensely with achieving realistic guitar performance expression.

In MPE mode, each string of the Jamstik Studio controls a different MIDI channel—including MIDI notes, pitch bend, and importantly, expression information. Paired with a compatible sound generator, this means that the performance on one string does not affect the others, allowing for greater control over the sound and a more natural response from the sound generator.

The Jamstik Studio also tracks the intensity of each string's vibration over time. This can be used to control the loudness and/or brightness of the synth voices so they decay along with your guitar strings. It's a more natural playing experience catering to the guitar controller, and also enables styles like palm mute to be recognized and synthesized in a way that makes sense and feels natural.

While a growing number of software developers are implementing the MPE protocol, for the programs that were built with a keyboard or pad controller in mind, the Jamstik can swap into single-channel MIDI mode, which behaves more like a simple keyboard.

Do you have to use special strings?

 

Any metal strings will work just fine—The MIDI pickup is magnetic, so the guitar requires you to use metal strings rather than nylon. We'd recommend following standard .010–.046 gauges, but slightly below or above this range should be fine, though may require some sensitivity adjustments.

Can I use a Bluetooth speaker or wireless headphones?

 

No, you'll want to use a wired connection (aux cord) instead of a Bluetooth speaker or wireless headphones to avoid unwanted latency.

How does the Jamstik compare to other MIDI guitar solutions—like the Roland GK-3 and GR-55, or the TriplePlay hex MIDI pickup?

 

The hex pickup is really just one small part of the equation—the true performance capabilities come from the technology and processing power packed into the guitar itself. Our signal processing is done onboard the guitar with a dedicated processor, driven by proprietary algorithms written for accuracy, speed, and broad coverage of the variety of guitar playing techniques desired — i.e. bends, slides, hammer-ons, tapping, etc.

Since the processing is on the guitar, there's also no need to use a computer or external pitch to MIDI converter/13-pin to MIDI converter box (like the Gi-2, for example). You can plug the Jamstik Studio in to control a hardware synthesizer using the 3.5mm TRS-MIDI output.

Further, our MIDI guitar is a class-compliant MIDI controller and works plug-n-play with any DAW, plugin, app, or notation software that accepts MIDI input. Connection is via USB, Bluetooth, or TRS-MIDI, so there's no need for special cables or accompanying floor modules.

How does the Jamstik MIDI Guitar compare to software solutions like Jam Origin's MIDI Guitar 2?

 

The hex pickup in the Jamstik allows it to track with greater accuracy compared to a mono signal—this is especially apparent when tracking half-step intervals on neighboring strings. The hex pickup also allows the Jamstik to input tablature seamlessly since it captures the specific string channel/corresponding MIDI channel that each MIDI note comes through on.

Are there any Duties, Taxes, or VAT included in the pricing?

 

No, every country, state, province, and city has different rules—making it impossible to calculate and pay accurately. All Duties, VAT, or any taxes are the responsibility of the customer.