Learn to play guitar with LASERS

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I’m afraid, before you get too excited, that this is a concept product. It’s an awesome idea, though – using lasers to teach people songs, highlighting the appropriate frets to press down.

Of course there’s the small issue of your fingers blocking the light, and it’d have to be clamped onto the guitar very tightly indeed to prevent the lasers going astray, but with those caveats aside, this could be a great way to nail those tricky solos.

(via Dvice)

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Serious about Guitar Hero? So is Logitech.

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I’m sure you’ve seen those pictures of real guitars modded to work with Guitar Hero, and coveted them furiously. Me too. Well, covet no longer, because you can have your very own wooden guitar to play Guitar Hero on, courtesy of Logitech.

The guitar, over there, has a rosewood fretboard, metal frets, and a wireless range of up to ten metres, via 2.4GHz wireless technology. It’s even got the slider bar from Guitar Hero World Tour, so you can get that awesome whooshy phaser sound.

It’s PS2/PS3 only, but Logitech reckons it’ll work fine on all versions of Guitar Hero, and Activision has even fully licensed it to that effect. It’ll be available on Amazon UK, and cost a rather-hefty-but-oh-so-worth-it £150.

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Gibson teases us with "Dark Fire" Guitar

This is the tells-us-nothing teaser video that Gibson just sent us. It’s something to do with a guitar, and glowy bits. But damnit does it look tasty. Following some pretty snazzy work with digital guitars previously, there’s every possibility that this could be the most awesome axe since Hendrix’s flaming guitar.

Luckily, there’s a little bit more info revealed by a variety of product shots that we’ve been handed. Click the picture in the post to begin.