#1
How do they effect the sound/guitar differently? I've seen a lot about them but still don't know what it does.
#2
Well... first of all, fan fret systems are most effective on larger scale lengths like a baritone guitar.

The longer the scale length, the more space is needed between each semitone(fret) to get proper intonation. How a fan fret system works is that it lets the lower notes have a larger space between each semitone to have proper intonation, and lets the higher notes have a smaller space between each semitone to get proper intonation.

If a baritone guitar had a fret that goes straight across like a standard acoustic guitar, the intonation would be very poor, or at least off by enough to really bother professional musicians.
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#3
Quote by captivate
Well... first of all, fan fret systems are most effective on larger scale lengths like a baritone guitar.

The longer the scale length, the more space is needed between each semitone(fret) to get proper intonation. How a fan fret system works is that it lets the lower notes have a larger space between each semitone to have proper intonation, and lets the higher notes have a smaller space between each semitone to get proper intonation.

If a baritone guitar had a fret that goes straight across like a standard acoustic guitar, the intonation would be very poor, or at least off by enough to really bother professional musicians.


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