#2
Stock guitars very rarely have scalloped fretboards, it's normally a custom job
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I know that the Ibanez JEM comes with the scalloped frets on the 15 down, but the Ritchie Blackmore sig strat comes with scalloped frets.
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what exactly is the benefit of a scalloped fretboard?
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what exactly is the benefit of a scalloped fretboard?

No resistance in bends and vibrato since you never touch the fretboard. You get similar results with tall frets.
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No resistance in bends and vibrato since you never touch the fretboard. You get similar results with tall frets.


Yeah.. I've played guitars with scalloped frets, it makes bends easier and legato as well but it feels really really really uncomfortable to me.
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what exactly is the benefit of a scalloped fretboard?

you learn to fret softer, helps to play faster. not for those who play a lot of chords. you have to be pretty precise with pressure too.
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I know Carvin's can have scalloped... but that's sorta custom.
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I know Carvin's can have scalloped... but that's sorta custom.


I´ve never heard of Carvin scalloping at the factory.

Scallops are nice for pitch control: vibrato and bending is a lot more precise. It´s also just an entirely different feel. Some people like it some don´t.

Scallops do NOT make you play faster. They may correct any ****ty technique that you shouldn´t have had in the first place but they do NOT make you play faster at all.

I play scalloped fretboards most of the time and when I switch to a non-scalloped fretboard I can play faster because of how much easier the feel is... if that´s what is meant by play faster?
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I know that the Ibanez JEM comes with the scalloped frets on the 15 down

You know nothing at all.
#12
I have a VERY low budget guitar I found on ebay that has a custom scalloped fretboard. The first thing, you really have to know where to set chord or scale fingering otherwise you go out of key easily. Also, I agree with the bending, legato, etc. However, I don't think I can play faster. I know I can scream on my other normal boards. 2 cents.
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#13
I've played a scalloped custom strat, and I really liked it. I felt like I was in complete control of everything I played. It belongs to a guy called Dr Ika. Amazing guitar player, and I'm sure he'd shed some light on it. He's also good friends with Frank Gambale.
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I know that the Ibanez JEM comes with the scalloped frets on the 15 down, but the Ritchie Blackmore sig strat comes with scalloped frets.

The Ritchie Blackmore one is more gradually scalloped though, so that it's almost flat around the 1st fret. So I don't know if that counts that much.
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Most guitars with scalloped fretboards are going to signature models/custom shop.

Yeah, the reason I started this thread in the first place was because I played a Malmsteen strat at my local shop and was pretty much blown away by the scalloped fretboard, and now I'm looking for a cheaper alternative.
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I know that the Ibanez JEM comes with the scalloped frets on the 15 down, but the Ritchie Blackmore sig strat comes with scalloped frets.




frets 21-24, if you`re gonna state something factual make sure you know the facts.
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Yeah, the reason I started this thread in the first place was because I played a Malmsteen strat at my local shop and was pretty much blown away by the scalloped fretboard, and now I'm looking for a cheaper alternative.



I ended up just scalloping all of my own because I could not find anything worthwhile. It takes a really long time but it´s worth it.
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frets 21-24, if you`re gonna state something factual make sure you know the facts.

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#22
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I would do it on my own, but I'm not too keen on the idea of permanently damaging my fretboard if ever I mess up.


Take it to a lutherer so you can blame them if they stuff it up. It would probally cost alot though.
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#23
Well, you could always buy the Ritchie Blackmore strat. Not the same type of scalloping, but I believe it's $900 or so less than the Yngwie model.
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