Actually it is the whole patterns of excitation and harmonic monvement of the string that make the note, quite literally. Where we place value has nothing to do with where the note comes from.
Guitar techs are for sissies.
Learn some damn music theory, don't complain, and you'll be a better person. -Schecterwhore
Show me a truly awesome guitar for under $1000 and I'll show you hateful lies.