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Fretlight Guitars Seem Genius 

I've never heard of Fretlight Guitars before until I saw an ad for the product starring our beloved Alice Cooper. Guitar World calls the brand "the fastest and most effective way to learn how to play." As the name suggests, the guitar literally lights up via a built-in LED system.

I'll admit to being totally sucked in by this ad campaign. I really want one of these guitars!

Reader Comments (10)

That's really cool!

I decided to pick up a guitar and start learning a few years ago, and the hardest part is staying motivated to continue practicing. For my money, the most enjoyable thing that I've found is a game called Rocksmith for the XBox 360. I just plug in my guitar (Gibson SG) and the game teaches me to play a bunch of songs - it has a couple of hundred of available songs covering everything from Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Pantera & Avenged Sevenfold to bands like Maroon 5. It's also got games that help you learn scales, work on bends, etc. It's extremely cool and it has absolutely made me a better player.
September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
Fretlight Guitars have been around for about 30 years. In the begining the quality wasn't so great, but over the last decade or so, the quality has improved by leaps & bounds. They're pretty cool for giving you an idea of what scale you want to play in. Between guitars like this & guitar based games like Bryon mentioned,If it keeps you practicing & playing the instrument, it's good... And who knows where you'll end up because of that. ;) Obviously, I do have my preferred favorite.
September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Hey, man, maybe it really is "Never too late!"
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
@Ace awesome photo on the second link! And with a wall of Marshalls!!!. Is that an ESP?
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
Shawn, Yes, it was an ESP from their former Custom shop, Sunset Custom Guitars. And it was furry!
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Ace,all that ESP was lacking is a maple neck instead of the rosewood. Lol. (Homey prefers the lighter natural woods,although both my Cool pic bud!
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
That was supposed to finish "both my Jackson soloist and Blue sparkle Epi Les Paul have rosewood!! Lol.( Frickin' iPad has a brain of its own.) And Metalboy, go for it man, because it is never too late!!!
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Gary, Y'know what?
I have guitars with Rosewood, Maple, & Ebony necks...
I just favor the feel of rosewood. It just has a warmer sound.

And MB! DO it! I'll even send you some quick video mini-lessons to get you started.
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Ace! Too kind! Just gotta scrape together the cashish for one of these Fretlights. Unless you wanna send me that Fuzzy ESP, Ace! I kid! I kid! I'll see if I can scrape it together. p.s. I always wondered why that dude who replaced Purnell from KIX had red lights on his frets!
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
You guys can't be serious.

That picture of Ace Steele is probably the most blatantly photoshopped picture in existence.

Notice how he's a completely different color than the Marshalls behind him and how all the edges around him are blurry, but the amps aren't? You don't even have to zoom in on the picture to realize how ridiculously fake that "guitar" looks.
November 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJ

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