About two years ago, the idea of a super-portable guitar arose from those DaVinci-ish scribbles you see below.
It took us some time to think it through, but eventually, as you are well aware, this idea evolved into the sliding neck concept.
Well, that lil’ stick did stir a pretty big confusion. We have had hard times explaining how Jammy works to people outside. The mere notion of the movable fretboard was not that easy to get. So up until recently, we would fall into despair from time to time, thinking this whole Jammy thing just might turn out to be totally incomprehensible for our possible prospects. The other times, we kept believing, though.
After introducing Jammy to the world on Facebook and Product Hunt, we saw that our product strikes at the very heart of the passionate people the guitar players are. They either hated it to the bone or fell in love with it instantly! Jammy appeared to be highly emotionally charged, so we decided to risk it all and dive in, putting Jammy on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
On the first day of our campaign, a part of our team took the only two existing prototypes of Jammy to TechCrunch 2017 in San Francisco. This had to be a real-life test drive for our tiny guitar, so our knees were actually shaking--what if people really could not handle the sliding fretboard? That would have meant an utter failure, an ultimate fall on our face in front of the attendees and the participants of one of the world’s most important tech events...
But all the worries and sleepless nights have definitely paid off! People would flock around our stand willing to get their hands on Jammy! And, to our surprise, everyone who has tried playing our guitar dug that expanding neck mechanics totally! That was a huge sigh of relief...
Hopefully, you’ll excuse the poor quality of the footage, for the sheer joy on those faces makes it totally worth watching (and, to some extent, hearing).
And, while we were having fun at TechCrunch Disrupt, our Jammy guitar gained the momentum on Indiegogo. We got fully funded in less than three days, exceeded our goal 1.5 times in 10 days, and still have more than a month before the campaign ends. That means, our idea has resonated in people’s hearts! Check out how that guy from Indiegogo team enjoys Jammy! (Btw, he ordered his guitar right after the playing session you may see below.)
Now, we’re just overwhelmed! But we’re also inspired by the joy our guitar brings and the faith you put in us--this urges us to work even harder to bring Jammy to you as soon as we can!