I’ll be the first to admit I’ve owned an electric guitar far too long to not already know how to play it. I tried online lessons, took in-studio lessons, and even tried learning with Rocksmith. Of the three, the latter was the most fun — until I broke my pinky finger and kind of gave up. That being said, I’ve been looking to pick it up again and make an honest go of it and that’s when I stumbled across Fret Zeppelin from Edge Tech Labs.
Of course, Zeppelin is a household rock name, and while I’m not sure how Fret Zeppelin pulled off using the name it does fit with the LED system they are using — a fun homage for sure. So what exactly is Fret Zeppelin? At it’s simplest explanation, it is an LED strip that fits on the neck of your guitar and pairs to an app on your smartphone. From there you can choose songs to learn and the LEDs will light up prompting you on where you should place your fingers next. Check it out in the video below.
As you can see, the Fret Zeppelin system features a slim design at less than half the height of your frets, 4.6 million colour combinations, and a companion app for customization and to assist with learning how to play guitar. Even professionals can use it to add a light show to their guitars and spruce up their shows.
Fret Zeppelin was successfully funded through Kickstarter (raising over $248,000) and is now available to pre-order for $199.99USD with delivery anticipated for October.
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