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Fretlight Receives Guitar World Gold Award

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Following an extensive review, Guitar World Magazine, the largest U.S. guitar magazine, has granted Fretlight its prestigious Gold Award

RENO, Nev. (October 20, 2011) —Optek Music Systems Inc. (www.fretlight.com), makers of the Fretlight® Guitar, today announced that their popular Fretlight FG-421 Electric Guitar has received Guitar World Magazine’s prestigious Gold Award for performance following an extensive review.

According to the December issue of the magazine, which is available on newsstands starting today, “Using a Fretlight guitar with Fretlight-ready Guitar Pro 6 software is easily the fastest and most effective way to learn how to play songs and expand your scale and chord vocabulary. Instead of spending your brainpower translating note symbols or tablature numbers to fretboard positions, you can now concentrate entirely on learning and memorizing fingering patterns directly on the fretboard.”

The Fretlight Guitar has an interactive learning system cleverly hidden beneath the fretboard of a standard guitar.  When connected to a PC or Mac, LED’s automatically show a player the exact fingering positions needed to play songs, riffs, chords and scales in real time. Fretlight Studio software, which is free with every guitar, allows a player to slow down the tempo, loop specific parts, and improvise with virtually any scale over custom progressions, allowing players of all levels to learn over 10 times faster than traditional methods. With the addition of the industry-leading tablature editing software, Guitar Pro 6 Fretlight Ready, a Fretlight Guitar user can download tabs via the internet and watch them instantly come to life right under their fingers. 

“Until now, learning how to play the guitar or advance one’s skills hasn’t changed in 50 years,” said Rusty Shaffer, CEO of Optek Music Systems, Inc. “We’re delighted that Guitar World has recognized that we are truly changing the way the world learns to play guitar.”

For more information, visit www.fretlight.com.

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