Samsung is working on a “smart” electric guitar with a fretboard that lights up to aid learning. The tech giant has unveiled a new guitar called the ZamString, which is designed to make learning for beginners easier with the addition of an LED fretboard.

The ZamString is part of a guitar and app combo called the ZamStar, launched as part of Samsung’s C-Lab Inside projects for CES 2022 last week. The smartphone running the app can be wirelessly connected to the smart guitar – it can present tabs onscreen during learning sessions, as well as lighting up the fingerboard, guiding your fingers to the right positions. What do we think – genius invention or total gimmick? Via New Atlas