Flashing LED guitar neck channels your inner rock star

Regular old guitars get a makeover with NeckFX, a replacement neck full of multicolored LEDs designed to shine while you shred.

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NeckFX even works for "Stairway to Heaven." Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

I'm looking at my guitar sitting on a stand in the corner of the room. It just looks so plain. If only it had screaming LED lights blazing along the neck and lighting up as I shred my way through a folksy murder ballad.

My imaginary light show could soon become reality with NeckFX, a Kickstarter project that aims to turn regular guitar necks into finger-triggered light shows.

The NeckFX is described as an "interactive LED guitar neck." It is essentially a neck with a fretboard with embedded LEDs that react to the pressing down of guitar strings. The system runs on a 9-volt battery tucked behind the guitar headstock.

NeckFX is compatible with most guitars with bolt-on necks and comes with your choice of a Stratocaster or square-style headstock.

You can get a complete NeckFX for a Kickstarter pledge of $299, or you can skip the assembly and order a ready-to-rock Telecaster package for $800. A NeckFX may not automatically catapult you to rock god status, but it certainly won't hurt your cause.

 

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