Fret Zealot adds lights and learning to your guitar


I’ve been messing around with LED-embedded guitars since the original GTar. Designed to help beginners learn and players look like all supersonic freakadelic on stage, they have quickly become commonplace if expensive. Now Fret Zealot has something that can turn your guitar into a laser light show in a few minutes.

Designed as an $199 add-on to any acoustic or electric guitar, this kit sticks right onto your fretboard and connects to a small wireless box that receives signals from your phone. The app is straightforward. You can play various songs included in the system and it lights up the associated frets. You can slow down playback so you can practice each lick methodically and it also helps you learn chords and scales. There are also light show features that make you fretboard…

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