Harmony Central Forums
Announcement Announcement Module


Harmony Central has “soft launched” our new mobile experience this past week. While we have done extensive testing, we know that with a community as large as HC that there will be items that surface that will still need to be addressed. We are asking that you utilize the thread belowto report any challenges you may encounter. Here are the things we request you provide: A brief description of the issue, the device and operating system version you were using, the browser and version, screen resolution, and a screen shot of the display.
Thanks for your patience as we work towards the best experience we can provide to our community.

See more
See less

Where to find a fretless guitar or neck

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse

Conversation Detail Module
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 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 . . .


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


      • #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!!)


        • #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 />
          <br />


          • #6
            I have made a few. easy to do yourself. +1 to Ryans post
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1681716" target="_blank">My various guitar build • repair • maintenance threads</a><br />
            <br />
            <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mason-Custom-Guitars/156618887748457" target="_blank">My Custom Guitar page</a><br />
            <br />
            <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3730950/videos/sortldest" target="_blank">Some of my motion graphics ****************</a><br />
            <br />
            <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sulaco/46444309708?sk=app_178091127385" target="_blank">My metal band, <b>Sulaco</b></a><br />
            <a href="http://handshakeinc.bandcamp.com/album/sulaco-build-and-burn" target="_blank"><b>Download Sulaco, &quot;Build and Burn&quot; for free or pay in any format you want</b></a><br />
            <br />
            <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/BML/61073698552" target="_blank">My instrumental Prog band, <b>BML</b></a><br />
            <br />
            1981 Marshall 2203<br />
            Marshall DSL50</div>


            • #7



              • #8
                That looks crazy. I wants.
                <div class="signaturecontainer"><font face="Arial"><font size="1"><b><u>Gear:</u></b><br />
                <br />
                - Some guitars<br />
                - A bass<br />
                - Amps to accompany said guitars and bass<br />
                - A drum kit<br />
                <br />
                <font color="Green">GOOD DEALS WITH:</font> lossforgain, Aedes</font></font></div>


                • #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: 



                  Vinny Stefanelli 




                  • 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.