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Optek Music Systems announced their new FG-400 series electric guitar. The FG-421 guitar has a patented system that shows a player exactly where to place their fingers by utilizing an embedded light system contained within an advanced polymer fingerboard. The Fretlight guitar allows a beginner through advanced guitarist to learn and play their favorite types of music with an interactive computer software program.
The classic rock and roll styled electric guitar is available in both right- and left-handed versions and is linked directly to a users personal computer system via USB. The Guitar Power software for Windows (included with the guitar) drives a series of 132 LED lights in the Fretlight guitar's fretboard to illuminate specific notes and chords for songs. This allows users to learn and play a variety of rhythm and lead guitar for mastering classical, blues, rock, country and heavy metal music. The interactive learning software gives a player the ability to create or learn guitar music at the pace they choose.
The company has planned a limited production of the new FG-400 series electric guitar available for delivery to its customers by December 2004. The Fretlight guitar currently retails for $599.00 and is sold through the company's web site. A retrofit Fretlight neck is also available.