fretlight guitars

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  1. tryagain

    tryagain New Member

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    So what do you think about these Fret Light guitars? Gimmick or a different approach to learning guitar.
     
  2. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    I bought an acoustic a couple of years ago. FretLight discontinued several models were blowing them out for shipping costs only (about $50). So I figured it was a low risk.

    It is indeed an entry-level guitar - laminate top and sides. The fretboard is, IIRC, richlite or some other composite. Nothing wrong with that, my Martin has a richlite fretboard. The model I bought only had lights up to the 5th fret; so really a beginner's model. It sounded like a $50 guitar - no low end, poor resonance. The action wasn't bad, though.

    Maybe the teaching tool can help some, but plugging it into the computer and running the software was a hassle. Also, I know how to play basic chords. So I don't need learning tools like Fret Light and Chord Buddy.

    I traded it, with some cash, for an Epi LP Special I P90. I don't have that guitar anymore either.
     
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    Can you really ask that question with a straight face? :naughty:
     
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  4. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Hey, some people are at different points in their journey, keep that in mind.
    It's not something I'd spend the money on. I love the concept, but as others have said, the execution isn't exactly the greatest.
     
  5. tryagain

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    Lesson learned there are no short cuts you have to put the work in.
     
  6. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    It's not a shortcut, it's a different approach to learning. Unfortunately, the guitars that have it built in are generally crap - which can kill interest faster than anything.
     
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