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Fretlight FG-521 Left-Handed Electric Guitar with Built-in Lighted Learning System Sunburst

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This innovative guitar incorporates sleek lines and supple contours to fit snuggly to your body.The FG-521 has a robust, one-custom humbucker/two single-coil setup that provides you with a palette of ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

This innovative guitar incorporates sleek lines and supple contours to fit snuggly to your body.

The FG-521 has a robust, one-custom humbucker/two single-coil setup that provides you with a palette of tones to choose from. The Fretlight neck includes the patented Advanced Polymer Fretboard and the world's only built-in LED learning system. Finished with chrome hardware including a fixed bridge, a two-way truss rod and fully adjustable bridge saddles give you complete adjustability for a playing experience that can only be described as pure heaven. The Advanced Polymer Fretboard and Stratabond birch neck gives your tone a sustain that you've only dreamed about.

The updated Fretlight FG-500 guitar sports some significant changes, all aimed toward making the Fretlight the extremely easy guitar to play.

The FG-500's electronics have been upgraded to the Sonix Flash chipset, complete with onboard capability for future growth, and fully compatible with all existing Fretlight software. Its high efficiency electronics produce extremely bright and more consistent LED lights. Whether you're lighting a simple riff, or a scale across the entire fretboard, the lights will maintain a consistent brightness.

Additionally, all FG-500 guitars have a Stratabond neck. Stratabond is a state-of-the-art engineered hardwood that yields uncommon strength and rigidity across ever changing environmental conditions. Perfect for guitar necks that are susceptible to expansion and contraction due to varying humidity levels. The FG-500's Stratabond birch neck will provide very consistent performance for years to come.

The Fretlight lighted guitar learning system allows a player to light-up songs, over 5,000 chords and scale patterns, and riffs right on the neck of the Fretlight guitar. The Fretlight connects to a PC or Mac and there are lessons, songs and interactive videos available which all light up the guitar.

Included in this package: 

10 ft. Fretlight USB cable (Y connection for the Fretlight Dual Footswitch) 
Intermediate 101 complete interactive video lesson course (6 discs)
Fretlight guitar software installation disk which includes: Fretlight Studio software, Fretlight Owner's Manual (.pdf format)
Truss rod and bridge saddle wrenches
Guitar picks

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss urethane
  • Orientation: Left handed
Neck
  • Shape: C modern
  • Wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Polymer
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: LED
  • Nut width: 1.64" (41.65mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SSH
  • Neck: Single-coil
  • Middle: Single-coil
  • Bridge: Humbucker
  • Brand: Fretlight
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: LED learning system
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Enclosed
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Powerful learning system
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: USB cable, software install disc
  • Country of origin: Info not available
  • Fretlight Software Minimum Requirements: Windows 7 or higher or Mac OSX 10.7 or higher and 170MB of free hard disk space
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FretlightFG-521 Left-Handed Electric Guitar with Built-in Lighted Learning System
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

FG 521 Lefty Strat model

By Jim

from United States

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fretlight FG-521 Left-Handed Electric Guitar with Built-in Lighted Learning System:

    I began playing in the early 70's and was playing professionally by 1976. Full time musician until 10 years ago / had to retire and now play & record at home.

     
    5.0

    FG 521 Left Handed

    By Jim

    from United States

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fretlight FG-521 Left-Handed Electric Guitar with Built-in Lighted Learning System:

      FretLight Lefty Strat model
      Mostly Full time professional from 1976 to 2008; now retired.
      Styles include, but not limited to; Jazz Rock Fusion, Funk, Classic Rock, Latin Rock, Brazilian Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R & B, Gospel, Classic Country, and Country Rock

      This Fretlight strat model guitar is easily on par with my MIM Fender Strat. There were no sharp edges on the frets and with a proper set up and new strings, the action was set low, using 009's and set up just the way I like. The harmonics were pretty close out of the box even before I changed the strings, which I do on any new / used bought guitar.
      The was no humming from any of the pickup selections. I did have one scare, though.
      When I unpacked the guitar and looked at the neck, I didn't see any LCD lights so I thought they'd mistakenly sent me the wrong neck....with no lights. Even up close, I couldn't see the lights.
      When I plugged in the guitar, I couldn't help but laugh with relief. The LCD's were brightly dancing around in "chaser mode" !

      The Fretlight felt well balanced when standing up using a strap....no neck dive.
      This guitar has the traditional Strat tone that I love and the Humbucker on the bridge added a nice boost to the highs and upper mids.
      Great fun to have chords, scales, and modes dance around all the frets. I wish I had this technology 40 years ago when I was starting out ! Having a Fretlight sure beats wearing out the needle and records on a turntable.

       
      1.0

      Poorly made product, bad factory QCand support.

      By MendAmp

      from Bronx, NY

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

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          Comments about Fretlight FG-521 Left-Handed Electric Guitar with Built-in Lighted Learning System:

          This guitar suffers from poor workmanship and QC. The fret board on mine was constantly in need of work, everything from a twisted neck, sloppy fret installations (they looked like a see saw!) and poor support.

          Fretlight is offering an upgrade to Bluetooth wireless, but if you buy their wired (USB connected) software, your software will no longer work. Your pickups will also be noisy in two of the five switch settings, check their website on that one.

          The learning concept of led's in our fretboard is of little use in teaching you, as you would have to play along with the software, you being in front of a mirror. I would give it a "nice try" for learning, you are much better off paying for lessons at your local Guitar Center, the human based method of teaching always wins hands down.

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