#1
lets say i were to take an old guitar an defret it ... would this idea work and would i have to fill in the holes left by this ( id rather keep them to know where to play)
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#2
you'd have to fill in the holes. also, you should get flatwound strings.

it wouldn't be good for chording, mind you. so use it for lead stuff.

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#3
thanks
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#4
if your wanna remember where which fret is you could just paint some lines. but that wouldn't look too fancy.
#6
if you pick a wood filler thats not the color of youre fretboard (or diff texture): problem solved.

you're gonna get a smoother tone, losing the high end that frets give you, you can slide into any note, you're gonna need a good ear, it takes a while to get used to, chords are especially harder to do: cause you cant cheat and have one of your fingers not all the way to the fret, but all in all, if its not your best guitar, you can always try it out (and get flatwounds to not damage the fretboard), oh and cover the fretboard (epoxy i think??) to protect it.

that's a hella useful and tip filled run on sentence, innit?
#7
I did that to my first electric... took a steak knife and a flathead screwdriver and ripped out all the frets. It'll still work, then, without filling the gaps, since the truss rod will keep the neck from colapsing in where the frets were, but you'll get ware on the edges of the gaps, so you shouldn't leave them unfilled for too long. It is very important to leave the lines visible when you fill them, though, because intonation is much more noticable on a fretless guitar than a fretless bass. The way I did this was I actually melted crayon wax into the gaps. Worked marvelously well, and most people have crayons and a lighter layin around somewhere, so very cost effective, as well.
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