Steve Guitar's frets question...

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Steve Guitar's frets question...

#1 Post by Ashder » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:58 am

Hello , i've seen that in one or a few of steve's guitars , the last frets ( 21, 22 , 23 and 24) or around , are like with a curved shape , not flat... i can't explain it so well but , i wanted to know with what purpose are they made that way...

PD: my english is not the best but hope you understand...

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Re: Steve Guitar's frets question...

#2 Post by RAI » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:59 pm

If you're referring to the fretboard, then that's called "scalloped".
The purpose is to help you get a little better grip on the string, when the frets are so close together.

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Re: Steve Guitar's frets question...

#3 Post by Ashder » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:48 pm

but the sound and everything else is still the same though , i always thought that "scalloped" frets vary the tone... but anyways , neva played with a guitar with that kind of frets... thanks =P...

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Re: Steve Guitar's frets question...

#4 Post by RAI » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:31 am

Well, if you have a guitar like Yngwie with all the frets scalloped, you may have a different sound.
But that's not the purpose in this case.......

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