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Learning guitar doesn't have to be tedious! Fret Zeppelin is a state-of-the-art full spectrum LED learning and display system.
Learning guitar doesn't have to be tedious! Fret Zeppelin is a state-of-the-art full spectrum LED learning and display system.
Learning guitar doesn't have to be tedious! Fret Zeppelin is a state-of-the-art full spectrum LED learning and display system.
1,288 backers pledged $248,826 to help bring this project to life.

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Fret Zeppelin - Play Guitar in 60 Seconds

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Oh wait, it gets better!  

Now you can play songs intuitively, not just one note or chord at a time. Fret Zeppelin helps you to play through entire songs on the FIRST try! After you play a note, our app detects the sound and lights up where you put your fingers next. Pretty cool, right?  

The Fret Zeppelin app introduces intuitive learning with an impressive suite of features that we’ll continuously be improving to make the best guitar learning environment on the market! Coming soon for Android and iOS devices.

So what do first time users say?

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How about professionals?

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"Crash and Burn" - Freeform Radio

Watch the amazing Fret Zeppelin light effects during the show!

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You Choose the Guitar

The craft of guitar design and acoustics has been perfected for decades. Others before us have made guitars with LEDs built-in and the feedback is always the same: the guitars sound terrible. That's why we leave the guitars to the experts and created a product you can easily add to the guitar of your choosing. Fret Zeppelin is a subtle, yet powerful, addition to your favorite guitar so you sound great, look great, and play even better!

 

Universal to All Full-Size Guitars

Fret spacing is standardized based on tone, meaning the dimensions of Fret Zeppelin will work on any guitar you choose. Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, it's all the same to Fret Zeppelin!

 

Perfect for all skill levels

Beginner

Start with basic songs, chords, and note displays.

Intermediate

Learn key changes, improvisation, and more.

Advanced

Create new songs with custom tuning chord displays. Quickly learn transposition techniques.

...and of course, light shows for fun!

   

YEARS in the Making!

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That's right, Fret Zeppelin has been in development for years! So what took so long? Very simply: LED technology. The circuits were tested and programmed in 2012, but the price of LEDs thin enough to be lower than a fret was astronomical. With 144 LEDs on each Fret Zeppelin, it adds up and would have been too expensive for retail sale.

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The people and teams behind Fret Zeppelin

Testing- Felipe Melivilu, Pariss Yorker

      

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Risks and challenges

We have a deep appreciation for the consistency, dependability, durability, and playability that is demanded by all quality instruments. Fret Zeppelin was designed with a commitment to these qualities. As we move into mass production, it is important to us that we continue this level of quality. This phase of growth can be a challenge for any new product. Our past successes, strong design background, and experienced manufacturing partnerships will enable us to bring Fret Zeppelin to a successful launch this year. We will keep you updated throughout the entire process and we are always available to chat. If you have any questions about the process or timeline, contact us through Kickstarter direct messages or email support@FretZeppelin.com.

We're a small, growing, and dedicated team leveraging years of experience in industrial design, product development, embedded programming, and all facets of engineering. Our company is committed to delivering amazing products.

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    Thank you!

    A big THANK YOU from the Fret Zeppelin team! We will send you all the latest updates and details as manufacturing ramps up :-)

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    Swag Pack!

    Get customized Fret Zeppelin sunglasses with dual bottle openers on the ear pieces! You'll also get two custom Fret Zeppelin picks. Help us spread the word and look fresh while you're at it. Free domestic shipping. If you share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, you will also get a FREE cell phone stand!

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    Deluxe Swag Pack!

    Get a customized T-shirt, custom Fret Zeppelin sunglasses with dual bottle openers on the ear pieces, and five custom Fret Zeppelin picks. Help us spread the word and look fresh while you're at it. Free domestic shipping. If you share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, you will also get a FREE cell phone stand!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

    You get one (1) Fret Zeppelin! Help us reach our goal and save $50 while you're at it. Free domestic shipping. If you share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, you will also get a FREE cell phone stand!

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    The Fret Zeppelin

    You get one (1) Fret Zeppelin at the special low Kickstarter price! Free domestic shipping. If you share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, you will also get a FREE cell phone stand!

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    The Double Neck - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

    You get two (2) Fret Zeppelins and save a whopping $100 while you're at it! Free domestic shipping. If you share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, you will also get a FREE cell phone stand for each!

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    The Double Neck

    You get two (2) Fret Zeppelins and save $30 while you're at it! Free domestic shipping. If you share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, you will also get a FREE cell phone stand for each!

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    Quick Start Package

    You get one (1) Fret Zeppelin that's pre-installed on the Epiphone Les Paul Special-II LTD Electric Guitar! If you share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, you will also get a FREE cell phone stand!

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    Full Start Package

    You get one (1) Fret Zeppelin that's pre-installed on the Epiphone Les Paul Special-II LTD Electric Guitar PLUS 10W amp, amp cable, gig bag, guitar strap! If you share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, you will also get a FREE cell phone stand!

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    • 10-watt Electra guitar amp
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    Your Own Featured Song

    Are you in a band and want a song featured in the app and available for everyone to learn how to play it? Choose this reward and our team will personally work with you to make it happen!

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    Fret Zeppelin Distributor Special

    You get ten (10) Fret Zeppelins and save over 20% while you're at it! Free domestic shipping. If you share this campaign on Facebook or Twitter, you will also get a FREE pick and cell phone stand for each!

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    Meet the Team!

    Come meet the team! We'll fly you out (USA flights only) and show you the results of years of work on Fret Zeppelin! Hotel accommodations in Washington, DC will be included :-)

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