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Unread 07-06-2008, 05:41 PM   #6
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kahlers shouldn't go out of tune through use of the trem, however there is an issue with string bending with them. If you bend a single string it returns slightly out of tune, but this is corrected with a quick dive on the trem. Also, there are no issues with sustain that i know about, with a kahler very little wood is routed out of the body, and the mass of the bridge is largely fixed solidly to the body, so there should be no noticeable loss of sustain.

I wouldn't expect to see many of these at all, fanned fret instruments aren't exactly mainstream, and even in mainstream guitars, kahlers are not common, factor the cost into the equation, and people are likely to compromise with either a single scale instrument, or multi scale with a fixed bridge.
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