• The Fun, Exciting, New, Modern, Fastest, Innovative, Best, Quickest, Intuitive
    Way to Learn to Play Guitar

    A state-of-the-art LED addition to your guitar. It fits just above the frets and shows you exactly where to put your fingers to play anything you can imagine!

    Delivery in October

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.

– Plato

  • Notes

    A, B, C, D, E, F, G plus all the flats and sharps in between.

  • Chords

    From standard to funky, you can learn them all. Custom tuning and capos? No problem!

  • Scales

    Major, minor, progressive, and more with the color scheme that’s most intuitive to you.

  • Songs

    Search for your favorites and get playing!

  • Styles

    Modern rock, classic rock , blues, folk, and much more.

  • Effects

    Lightning bolts, fading, sparkler, randomizer, any color in any combination you can imagine.

Features

  • Notes

    A, B, C, D, E, F, G plus all the flats and sharps in between.

  • Chords

    From standard to funky, you can learn them all. Custom tuning and capos? No problem!

  • Scales

    Major, minor, progressive, and more with the color scheme that’s most intuitive to you.

  • Songs

    Search for your favorites and get playing!

  • Styles

    Modern rock, classic rock , blues, folk, and much more.

  • Effects

    Lightning bolts, fading, sparkler, randomizer, any color in any combination you can imagine.

Research & Development

Where we started to today.

Breadboard Prototyping

This was the proof of concept to inspire us to make Fret Zeppelin a reality.

Initial Fiberoptics Testing

We tried fiber optics, but they proved to be too thick for seamless use on guitars.

Microcontroller Development

Full spectrum color changing LEDs take a computer. Here’s where we designed the controller.

Form Factor Testing

Next was getting the dimensions for the circuit board going above each fret.

Simultaneous Multi-fret Testing

Testing several frets in a row at the same time to make sure they display properly.

Flexible Material Experiments

Flexible circuit boards are the way of the future! Thinner than paper, they require thorough engineering.

Full-size Prototype Testing

Final prototypes! These tested all frets simultaneously and were able to be fully installed on guitars. We used these to test with bands, musicians, and first-time players to make sure we were creating the best possible product.

Slim Design

At less than half the height of your frets, Fret Zeppelin does not interfere with your strings or your playing style. The lower side of the neck is kept clear so you can slide your hand up and down the neck freely.

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Color Combinations

We use full color spectrum LEDs, each of which can be controlled independently. Change the colors, intensity, effects, anything! You can tune your Fret Zeppelin exactly how you like it conveniently via the app.

Simplified Learning

Fret Zeppelin lets you learn quickly and intuitively without the constant distraction of looking at books, videos, or sheet music to find out where to put your fingers. You can concentrate on technique and finding your style right from the start.

The guitar is the easiest instrument to play, and the hardest to play well.

– Andrés Segovia

Fret Zeppelin’s Powerful Sidekick

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The free companion app is your gateway to Fret Zeppelin. Control everything conveniently and wirelessly on your mobile device.

Coming Soon to iOS & Android

Thank you to all of our backers!

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Delivery in October 2017

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