Hey all,

I've had this (probably crazy) idea for a while about starting a project guitar that involves putting RGB LED lights in the body and neck. I'd like to put LED light binding on it, replace the fret markers with LEDS, and possibly add LEDs to the pickguard and knobs. I've seen LEDs put into a fretboard before (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLA8yxj3hwM) and I've also seen an LED pickguard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLnpST6ULJw), but I've never seen LED binding before. Do you all have any ideas on how I might accomplish this? If LEDs would be too thick for binding, I also thought that EL wire might be a possibility. I'm thinking about using an Explorer body for this project. I know this is photoshopped, but this is similar to what I'm trying to do: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/054/0/e/tron_les_paul_by_iceman11029-d3a7tth.jpg

Sounds like a cool idea to me.
A few years ago, I bought a BC Rich Strat copy off of Craigslist for $45 to use as a project guitar.
I took it apart and stripped all the paint off of it, but I kinda like your idea.
Now, I kinda want to do a binding sort of thing with LEDs at some point to that guitar.

The Fretlight guitar has LED's all up and down the fretboard.
Google Fretlight for an idea of how it looks.
If you could get hold of several laptop backlights, the boards are flexible enough to go around the perimeter of a guitar body. They are only available in white, though, and are quite bright. But the LEDs are surface mount and could, probably easily, be recessed into the body and filled with clear or tinted epoxy to be flush with the top of the body.

Just an idea from off the top of my head.
Last edited by Invader Jim at Jul 13, 2014,