#1
Just generally, is there really much need for 24 frets? My current guitar does have them, but the one I'm eying as #2 only has 22 (Ibanez S320). I was wondering, does one come across something on the 23rd-24th frets often enough to make it a deciding factor at all?
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#2
sometimes i wish i had 24...i have an ibanez s520ex and it has 22. its not too much of an issue but can be annoying
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#3
not very often, but if you can get two extra frets, why wouldn't you?
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#4
Meh. It's kinda cool to have two full octaves but does it make a huge difference? No.
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#5
Unless you're copying someone else's licks and they've got 24, then no - there's not a big enough difference to warrant buying it in my opinion. Besides - if you get good enough at starting bends, you don't need the other two frets - slip up there and put a bend on it before you hit the note = problem solved. It's what I do.
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#6
Its nice to have the extra 2. And if you have 24, its a lot easier to access the frets like the 22nd and 21st that might be a little harder to access on a guitar with only 22.
#7
get something with 26 so if you ever feel compelled to play something using the 24 and 23, itll be that much easier
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#8
i only have 22 and in my opinion it sounds better than 24 fret necks because the neck pickup is farther away from the bridge but having 24 is nice
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#9
It could be useful if you do a lot of high solos. I've only ever played guitars that have 22 frets, and all too often I find myself wanting to go just a little bit higher. And yet I can't, because that string will only bend so far.
#10
i used to have a 24 fret guitar but found for the time when i used 24 frets like... 1% of the time the rest of the time it just made the frets more cramped maybe just cause i got big fingers. But prefer 22 now.
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#11
My favorite guitars tend to have 22 so, by extension, I prefer 22. In other words, 24 isn't a selling point for me.
#12
Vakunus ,I think your referring to scale length. The number of frets dont simply get "crammed" on a neck. 24 frets are sometimes used allot by some players for instance alexi laiho.when i attempt to play their music with a 22 fretted guitar i just move some of the licks down a note in the scale so it can still be kind of played. Having both a guitar with 24 and 22 frets is where its at.the neck sound of 22 fretted guitars have such a nice creamy lead sound.