Light Up the Stage

Whether you're facing a midlife crisis or you just got permission from Mom to quit the piano, now you can live your dream of wailing on a six string. The fret board on Optek's PC-connected Fretlight guitar optekmusic.com $600) lights up to show you where to put your fingers for chords and melodies. Ready for your world tour? Plug into any amplifier, crank up the volume, and pray that those desktop lessons paid off. --By Wilson Rothman

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