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Where to find a fretless guitar or neck

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  • Where to find a fretless guitar or neck

    I'm having trouble finding a fretless guitar or at least a fretless neck. I can't seem to find any on ebay. I am wanting to experiment with more than the standard 12 notes on a guitar, and it seems hard to find. Anyone have any info?

  • #2
    You could get a regular neck and pull all the frets and replace them with another kind of wood and sand flat . . .

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    • #3
      Go here:http://www.rondomusic.com/al3000csbfl.html

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      • #4
        You could get a regular neck and pull all the frets and replace them with another kind of wood and sand flat . . .


        Great idea, didn't even think of that (duh!!)

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        • #5
          One nice thing about those, no fret buzz. If you'd like to hear some killer fretless playing check out Ed Degenaro. Fusion madness.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="2">I'm often amazed, but never surprised.<br />
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          • #6
            I have made a few. easy to do yourself. +1 to Ryans post
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            • #7




              awesome.
              http://oceansofinsects.bandcamp.com/

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              • #8
                That looks crazy. I wants.
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                • #9

                  I picked up an old beat guitar for a few buck on craigslist and tore off the frets. It takes some needle nose plyers, some patience and about 40 minutes.  

                  Check out the link below to hear a something that I recorded on a hundred dollar guitar that I removed the frets: 

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZMkuSc8v8Q

                  Enjoy, 

                  Vinny Stefanelli 

                  vslo@velocity.net

                   

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                  • lz4005
                    lz4005 commented
                    Editing a comment

                    Godin makes a fretless nylon string.

                    Vigier makes a great fretless with a metal fretboard. Its like having one giant fret, in terms of tone and sustain.



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