#1
So to make my guitar a fretless guitar, do I just have to remove the fret bars?
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#3
it's an extra guitar, not my main one. It is just a stupid peavy...i think it's worth a try ha
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#4
what i mean is DO NOT just go pulling out your fretbars, then you have this Vthing where they used to be, you have to buy a a fretless....fretboard <---(=/)
#5
Fill the cavities with wood filler and then sand the whole thing down if you really want to do it.




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#6
i think it's worth a try too (=))
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#7
Yeah fretless guitars dont work to well. There is a company that specialises in them, the fretboards are polished metal. Infact someone here on UG has one... i cant remember who.

Either way, dont do it.
#8
couldn't you just leave the empty spot where the frets used to be,

and then use them as fret markers so you don't have AnY problem hitting the right note?

sounds like a good idea to me.
#11
For the love of god, throw a sustainer on it. That'll be awesome, and I want one!
#12
Ooo, i found a video on youtube of a dude who made his fretboard glass! It sounded all awesome
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#14
from what I know if you have an ebony fretboard you just have to remove the frets then fill them with something, I'd use epoxy myself.

If you have any other kind of fretboard you need to coat the entire thing with a polyereuthane (sp?) or epoxy layer to prevent the strings from taking bing scratches into your fretboard real fast.
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Yeah fretless guitars dont work to well. There is a company that specialises in them, the fretboards are polished metal. Infact someone here on UG has one... i cant remember who.

Either way, dont do it.

Me?

Anyways, fretless guitars are amazing once you get the hang of playing in tune. I'd put up sound clips/video, but I'm in the process of refinishing it. Sustainers are really useful, as well as an epoxy fretboard.

(Chrome finishes are a pain, FYI.)
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#19
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^Frets are there to create the Western chromatic scale of notes. Without them, you can access tons of micro-tones.


You can hit microtones on a fretted guitar.
#21
Who are you, Don Ellis? Normal musicians don't use micro tones. IMO, the use of a fretless is for glissando/slur legato play, sort of like a woodwind.
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Who are you, Don Ellis? Normal musicians don't use micro tones. IMO, the use of a fretless is for glissando/slur legato play, sort of like a woodwind.

Who are you, a close minded musician?

There's no such thing as a "normal musician". Guitarists like Vai and Satriani use "micro-tones" all the time when they use their whammy bar, and do weird things. A lot of guitarists use alternate tunings, which really open up the kind of chords they can use. - again, an expansion on the standard idea of Western chords and notes.

Just because YOU don't do it doesn't mean it's only for certain kinds of musicians.
#23
^^^
Ne'er mind, you're right. At any rate, was the original purpose of fretless guitars legato style playing or microtones?
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#25
and to make it louder and more trebly, have you ever heard a cello or violin being plucked?
#26
It's called pizzicato (as opposed to arco) they do it all the time

They don't have much sustain, it's a much different sound from a guitar. That's not so much a function of the lack of frets as the actual instrument design.
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Yeah fretless guitars dont work to well. There is a company that specialises in them, the fretboards are polished metal. Infact someone here on UG has one... i cant remember who.

Either way, dont do it.

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