Scale the Summit’s Chris Letchford unveils guitar with jaw-dropping programmable LED fingerboard in video for new single Jackhammer Ballet

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Scale the Summit have heralded the arrival of new album, Subjects, not just with a new single, but also a groundbreaking new guitar for STS mastermind Chris Letchford.

The video for fresh cut Jackhammer Ballet showcases Letchford playing his signature Kiesel CL7 – but this particular build comes equipped with a stunning programmable LED fingerboard (patent-pending), which contains 168 LEDs and can be synced to music.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.