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Rock God PC

Fretlight Guitar$600,

Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick up a guitar, plug it in to your computer, and have it teach you to become a rock god? That’s the premise behind the Fretlight guitar.

The guitar itself is pretty sweet. It sports a Fender Stratocaster body style, with a unique fretboard that hides the true nature of this piece of technology. Underneath the fretboard lie 126 LEDs, and until you plug it into your computer, you’ll never even know they’re there, which means that you can not only use this guitar at home to perfect your playing but can take it on the road as well, with no one the wiser.

The Fretlight plugs directly into your ...

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