Samsung is releasing a guitar with LED guide lights on its fretboard

Samsung ZamStar
(Image credit: Samsung)

Ahead of CES 2022, Samsung has unveiled ZamStar, a new product designed to simplify learning and collaborating on guitar.

Described as an “integrated smart guitar and online jamming platform”, ZamStar consists of a custom electric guitar, the ZamString – which sports fretboard LEDs that light up to guide playing based on the input of a song – and an accompanying app, in which the user can record, edit and share licks with other ZamStar users anywhere in the world.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.