Chord Buddy Guitar Learning System

Brand: Chord Buddy

Item: #354284
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MSRP: $49.95


Ready, Set, Play, Today! With Chord Buddy, it's now that simple!

The Chord Buddy Guitar Learning System includes:

  • Chord Buddy, with tabs for the key of G that will allow you to play literally thousands of songs.
  • Instruction book and companion DVD, which guides you through a two-month, self-paced learning process
  • Chord Buddy Songbook, with an impressive collection of over 100 pop, classic rock, country, bluegrass, gospel, and traditional songs.

The Chord Buddy works on all standard dreadnaught, concert, 3/4 and 5/8-sized acoustic and elecric guitars with average to low string height. Chordbuddy will not work on classical or 12 string guitars and 1/2 size guitars.

Chords that can be played: G, D, C, e minor.


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Why did you choose this?
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Because my husband lost a finger in an accident and he can't play anymore. and when i saw that i was very happy to know that he gonna be able to play guitar again.
Chantal M on Jan 3, 2013
think it will be a great gift for someone who desires to learn to play the guitar
Celeste M on Dec 12, 2012
Because my husband lost a finger in an accident and he can't play anymore. and when i saw that i was very happy to know that he gonna be able to play guitar again.
Chantal M on Jan 3, 2013
Saw it on Sharktank and had to have it!!
Denise B on Dec 27, 2012
think it will be a great gift for someone who desires to learn to play the guitar
Celeste M on Dec 12, 2012
Perfect adaptive device for use in music therapy.
Julie G on Dec 11, 2012
I know someone who has been trying to learn to play the guitar and I saw this on the Shark Tank and thought it would help them tremendously.
Lauren F on Dec 4, 2012
Love the website. Price is better than at the actual website that makes the Chord Buddy!
Michael L on Dec 4, 2012
I have heard pros and cons about the product. Want to try it for myself.
Cliffton B on Dec 4, 2012
saw it on Shark Tank and then found the best price with West music.
Mia B on Nov 28, 2012
For my 6 year old. She just now learning how to play.
WILLIAM B on Nov 26, 2012
Jase B on Nov 26, 2012
learning to play the guitar
Maureen M on Jul 11, 2012
I would like to learn to play guitar I have electric and an acoustic
Norman C on Jun 20, 2012
I saw it on Shark Tank. If you can devote 30 minutes a day, this is a great tool to get started with the guitar.
After not quite 3 months, i just went out and bought a new, nicer guitar!
Mark C on Jun 11, 2012
we want to teach our child, due in august to play the guitar!
Robert E on Jun 10, 2012
A middle school music teacher wants them for some autistic students she has.
Richard C on May 15, 2012
seen on sharks, hope it works as easy as seen on tv
Jack T on May 2, 2012
My son is a paraplegic and also delayed. His life has so many compromises but the one thing he wants so badly is to play the guitar. I saw this on Shark Tank and really feel this is his chance to fulfill his wish.
Thank You
Marilyn Rothfelder
Marilyn R on Apr 24, 2012
My boyfriend is leaving on a Mission Trip to Thailand in about a month and wants to learn a few songs to play while he is there ... I saw this on a rerun of Shark Tank and knew this would help him reach his goal!
Karen H on Apr 24, 2012
I chose this product because I would like to learn how to play the guitar in a simpler way>
Eva F on Apr 24, 2012
Billy S on Apr 21, 2012
saw it on Shark Tank!
Beth H on Apr 21, 2012
I have a guitar for years but I never seem to play it. Every time I get motivated to learn I end up hurting my fingers and them I stop. This product will able me to play with ease.
Chris D on Apr 21, 2012
Saw this on TV wanted to purchase for my son who is interested in learning the guitar searched for Guitar buddy and found you website
Richard W on Mar 15, 2012
I saw this product on Shark Tank... I have three guitars and have always wanted to play... I have given up several times, so I thought I would try this as a last resort... I am hoping for the best!
John M on Mar 11, 2012
It was reccomended by a family member as my fingers have arthritis and aren't quite long enough for my guitar. Also, it's cheaper than a new , smaller guitar!
Rosemary W on Mar 11, 2012
I purchased the Chord Buddy last week for my self, and my son Rick loves it so much he kinda took it from me. So I needed to buy me another one.
Gary P on Mar 8, 2012
Look like an item that will help teach how to play guitar
James J on Feb 28, 2012
saw it on shark tank
Samantha L on Feb 27, 2012
I saw it on Shark Tank
Gary P on Feb 25, 2012
My husband wants to learn the guitar and is having trouble with the chords 0 thought this would be great.
Brenda G on Feb 15, 2012
I saw on Shark tank, Great idea for some who would like to learn to play the guitar.
Ken M on Feb 7, 2012
saw on shark tank and have seven children that want to learn to play
Dennis Y on Feb 6, 2012
My daughter and brother want to learn to play
Dawn L on Feb 4, 2012
All the Shark wanted to take a bite. It must be a good deal! They know a good thing when they see it. I got a Guitar sitting in the dark that needs to see the light of day again. I hope it works!!
Frank H on Feb 4, 2012
A great gift for my granddaughter!
Betty N on Feb 4, 2012
Saw this on Shark Tank and would like to have our Grandson learn the to play the guitar
Nancy K on Feb 3, 2012
Shannan M on Feb 3, 2012
Saw it on Sharktank and had to have it!!
Denise B on Dec 27, 2012
Perfect adaptive device for use in music therapy.
Julie G on Dec 11, 2012
hello,,,,,,, will this come with books to teach you how to play rock music with the chord buddy??????????????
donald l on Jun 8, 2012
BEST ANSWER: yes. It comes with a book of quite a few songs (mostly folk, patriotic, songs that appeal to all ages). The text is black and white but the coding is written above the music, where guitar chords would be . ex. "blue" is written above the line of music in the appropriate place. I hope this helps.
Will chord buddy work for left handed players?
A shopper on Feb 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, the Chord Buddy will not work on a guitar that has been strung left-handed.
Will the chord buddy work with students who have disabilities? Who lack strength and coordination to play chords the normal way?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: will Guitar buddy work up and down the neck first frte only or will it slide to any fret? or only on the first fret? I play with one arm one hand take a look
Google Bob Gifford one arm guitar you will see what I'm talking about
does this really work?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I had no guitar experience when i bought the chord buddy and a cheap guitar in March, 2012. I followed the program every day for about a month. I would estimate about 20-30 of practice a day.
Instead of continuing with the lesson plan of removing one tab at a time, I found that i was able to remove the entire chord buddy.
I still practise about 30 minutes a day and can play about 50 different songs. i google the name of a song followed by the word chord and have found a ton of songs. Since the chord buddy got me started and taught me 4 chords, i toaught myself about 10-12 more chords. I still struggle with certain F and B chords, but I am learning.
Bottom line, YES, without the chord buddy, i would not be able to play. I love it!
My daughter has a Washburn rover travel size guitar and I'm wondering if this will work on hers?
Matt D on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Measure across the neck at the nut, it should be around 1 3\4? (1 ½” minimum and 1 7/8” maximum) and from the nut to the 3rd fret should be approximately 4?. If these two measurements are as noted the Chord Buddy should work just fine.
I'm ordering this because I have always wanted to play but have never been able to "stay hook" on the process. I am now 75 years old. I've been a singer for enjoyment and professional but I could never add the guitar. I've been a teacher and an administrator for the past 35 years. Am I too old to embark on playing with this tool?
Judith B on Apr 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Never to old to play with this tool
also, our group changes keys we play songs in all the time so we all have a capo. Can the Guitar Buddy slide up and down the neck to have the same key they are playing in?
Trish V on Sep 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Sorry to report, no. It can only attach right at the nut.
But, I only needed the chord buddy for 6 weeks or so. So work real hard with the chord buddy for a few weeks, and you could be good to go.
Will this device fit on a Yamaha FG700MS Acoustic Guitar.?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It should. It's meant to fit any standard size acoustic guitar.
where is the chord buddy placed on the kneck-- what fret?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This attaches to the very end of the fretboard and would rest against the nut.
What do you mean classical guitar?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A classical guitar uses nylon strings and has a wider neck. The wider neck is what prevents this from working with a classical guitar.
In your description of product you said it works with 3/4 and 5/8 acoustic and electric guitars, is it compatible with full size 6 string stratocasters?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will work with strats, teles, and most other standard 6 string electric guitars.
Will the Chord Buddy work on banjos?
Kathy G on Sep 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are currently only made for use with the guitar.
Hello I am wondering how to find the rubber stubs?
A shopper on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact us at or 1-800-397-9378 regarding your request
can this be used for left handed??
A shopper on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This particular version will not work with left handed guitars.
My husband needs something to show him where and what strings to press down. Is there such a thing?
JUDY NICHOLAS on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This item would allow you to learn guitar. You gradually remove the pieces of the device while you learn chords over a period of time. For more information, please visit
Just received mine. put in dvd it will not load, have tried several times. Have opened each chapter manually, these is no chapter for installing of chord buddy. how may I get a different dvd only?
A shopper on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact our customer service department at, or 1-800-397-9378
if this will not fit my guitar, can I get a refund?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase you may return it to us within 45 days of the original purchase date. Returned products must be returned with receipt, packing slip, or invoice and in their original condition. The customer is responsible for all return shipping charges. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your return to be processed. Your refund will be processed in the same manner in which payment was made.
Will this work with a rogue starter acoustic guitar?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This should work with most full sized acoustic guitars.
dose cord buddy work on gibson les paul model?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Use a common ruler to measure the neck. The width must be from 1 ½” to 1 7/8” at the nut and from the nut to 3rd fret, the wire must be 4”. Most adult and ¾ size guitars meet these requirements.
Can this be used on a bass guitar?I'm getting one for my daughter for christmas
scott p on Dec 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This product will not work on a bass guitar.
my husband is left handed but the guitar he has is not strung as a left handed guitar. can he still use this and learn?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: He would be able to use this to learn on a right handed guitar. However, he would be learning to play right handed. It is certainly possible.
Is there a chord buddy that works for a ukulele?
Lindsey H on Nov 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry a Chord Buddy for ukulele.
How do I know if the chord buddy will fit my guitar?
A shopper on Oct 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The width must be from 1 ½ “ to 1 7/8” at the nut and from the nut to 3rd Fret wire must be 4”. Most adult and ¾ size guitars meet these requirements but Chordbuddy does not work with nylon stringed classical or ½ size guitars.
Does this work with six string acoustical guitar?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Chord Buddy works on all standard dreadnaught, concert, 3/4 and 5/8-sized acoustic and elecric guitars with average to low string height.
Is this still made in America ?? I saw where they were going to out sorce and I want to buy them for my grandchildren but only if it is made in USA
Diane D on May 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The parts are now made overseas, but the item is assembled in the United States.
is there a "chord buddy" for a 5 string banjo? thanks..
A shopper on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is not a chord buddy currently available for banjo.
Iam looking for a left hand chord buddy and the picture shown says it is left hand,is it or not? please help me
A shopper on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is not a left handed chord buddy available at this time.
Will this work for left handed guitars? Do they offer the dvd and instruction booklet in spanish?
Debbie Alford on Mar 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This product does not work on left handed guitars. It is also not available in Spanish.
Does this cord buddy have 4-5 cords in a major cord? and how many cords are in the cord buddy? I was a guitar player and I was in an accident and cannot hold cords any more for my fingers don't work very well any more and I don't have a lot of strength in them but I can hold a few cords. I would love to play guitar again and be able to sing along with me strumming the guitar plus I write songs and would love to record them again
Sincerely Howard Fredrickaon
Howard F on Mar 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Howard! The Chord buddy allows you to play 3 major chords and 1 minor chord: G, C, D, and Em. So every song will be in the key of G. I don't think you can use a capo with the chord buddy. It does come with a song book as well. It's fairly easy to transition from one chord to the next. The only problem I've had in the past is getting just the right placement of it on the guitar to hit all of the strings correctly.
do you have chord buddy for left hand player?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry a left handed Chord Buddy at this time.

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