PocketGuitar turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a virtual guitar. You can press and strum strings, just like a real guitar.
Along with several guitar sounds, you can also play Electric Bass and Ukulele. You can also create various sounds by using effects such as Distortion, Chorus, Delay and Wah.
- Allow adjusting the position of the neck to either side of the screen
- Fixes startup issue in iOS 6 / 7
Version in 1.5:
- Optimized appearance on iOS 7/8 and iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus
- Supports Audiobus and Inter-App Audio (requires iOS 7 or later)
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great! Still works great on iPhone 7 Plus
I have had this app for many years - iPhone 4, iPhone 5s, and now, on my iPhone 7 Plus - it still works! What I like most is being able to change the tunings to experiment - especially open tunings and even “custom tuning”. With built- in effects, it can real wail (reverb, distortion)! You can hold and bend notes, etc. Great sustain. Fun to jam on - especially when you don’t have a guitar handy. You want chords? Play chords. This is for guitarists - not a “toy”. You have all 6 strings and 7 frets - strum or hammer-on or both. Seems to work well with the larger sized screen of my 7 plus. I hold it just like a guitar. Crazy!
Decent, fun, but some issues
This is a visually pretty guitar app with decent sounds and even some playability. I’m amazed it’s still on the App Store and not broken by iOS updates.
However: It’s never going to be like a real guitar. You have to play with it from the perspective of knowing and accepting this. The menus are clumsy (tiny targets, and you have to hold & drag, like the behavior of classic Mac OS 7 and earlier menus).
Also, as of today (January 6th, 2020), I’m noticing note fluctuation bugs. I have to restart the app to get it to stop doing this. It seems to be some mode that particular samples get stuck in where it flips back and forth between the normal sustained note sample and something else (maybe a different sample or playback rate). I assume this is due to iOS changes because it never did this to me before (though I don’t use the app much at all, I think I would’ve noticed it years ago if it happens this quickly in a session of use).
It’s kind of an iOS classic, and it still works, but it could stand to be updated.
It's OK, has potential to be much more interesting
One of the very first guitar simulations I bought for iOS, which is still after all this time is only designed to run on the iPhone (app does not take advantage of the iPad size difference).
There are several other teriffic apps which could be called guitar simulations, for example "Steel Guitar" by Yonac, and "Pearl Guitar" (which has fallen into disrepair and is no longer updated by the developer). These were designed to take advantage of the larger format available on the iPad and both have many more options. Please update this app and make funding the development part of an in-app purchase! Please!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.