Rock n’ Roll: it’s the American way. And from now through Labor Day the quintessential symbol of that beloved musical genre will be decked out in LED lights at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. In a community art project called GuitarMania, local and famous artists built, painted and decorated 60 ten-foot-tall Fender Stratocaster guitars. All of the guitars are works of art and lovely to look at, but naturally, my favorite is the one that uses LED lights. Engineers from Rambus decked out their guitar in dimmable LED lights, which emit a lovely blue glow. Rambus’ guitar is the only one of the collection that uses futuristic and advanced technology like LED lighting, and it’s one of the most popular on display. “As an added bonus, the LEDs will last for about 25 years before needing replacement,” Rambus officials said. One thing’s for certain: Les Paul would definitely approve of this design. If you’re in Cleveland this summer, don’t miss GuitarMania!
Thanks to EE Times for the images.