21-24 scalloping

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21-24 scalloping

#1 Post by SvenKaaBlueser » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:38 am

Hi everyone! I would like to know when Mr Vai began using the 21 to 24 fret scalloping. I bought a jem70v and scalloped it myself 21 through 24. It feels good and it does make the tone clearer. Thanks for reading.

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Re: 21-24 scalloping

#2 Post by EyE » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:09 am

Part of the original Jem design.

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#3 Post by SvenKaaBlueser » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:45 am

Thank you. It is impressive to see how much you know.

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#4 Post by EyE » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:22 pm

:) Didn't mean it that way.
I can't recal him ussing it on any of his guitars before the Ibanez Jem's appeared. I guess while designing the Jem he wanted it on the prototype and he liked it, so it made it to the final design. That's my guess..

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#5 Post by SvenKaaBlueser » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:10 am

No problem. I am still grateful. Have you seen the YouTube clips from 1985? I really like the sound he gets on that stratocaster. The video quality is bad though so I can't see if it was scalloped. That is why I asked.

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#6 Post by EyE » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:17 am

Are you refering to the GIT vid?
Check here on vai.com his guitars. There you can see his pre- jem guitars.
http://www.vai.com/steves-guitars/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

No scalloped frets as far as I can see.

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Re: 21-24 scalloping

#7 Post by s1jj11n » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:51 pm

Thanks for that link EyE! It led to some answers about some questions I'd had about Steve's acoustic guitars.

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