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Unread 05-13-2009, 06:09 AM   #1
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Fanned Fret info?

Well ive been told by a few ppl i know on here that they absolutley LOVE having a faned fretboard. Now i'm seriously considering it as an option on a custom i want to get made.......problem is in my shity small town there is no way in HELL ill ever be able to try one before i get it made but as it currently stands when i play guitar it doesn't feel "natural" to me and ive been told that a fanned fretboard would probably cure my blues....What do you all think?

I know its a dumb question but is there anything i can try at home that would give me even just a super basic feel as to what it would feel like?

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Unread 05-13-2009, 08:49 AM   #2
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I remember a thread I saw over on Jemsite a long time back regarding fanned frets.

Who Here Uses Fanned Frets? - Jemsite

The reception was "interesting" .

I actually made a post on the second page. I think if you see it you'll gather that I personally don't like the looks of them.

But playability is most important. I however, have never played them.

If you haven't played them, I'd just use straight frets and not take such a risk.

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Unread 05-13-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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Hm, not really. There aren't any (AFAIK) production multiscale guitars available...

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Lol i was thinking of maybe geting a skinny pice of wood and Drawing the frets on it and curving the back just so i can get a feel of what its like.....that idea came to me in a dream hahahaha
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Dingwall basses have fanned frets if you have anywhere around you that might have those.

I used to be near a place that carried a few so.
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I WISH!! my buddy Crucified has a dingwall with fanned frets but alas he lives 4 hours away over Mountains and thru Rivers.
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Unread 05-13-2009, 10:34 PM   #7
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Well ive been told by a few ppl i know on here that they absolutly LOVE having a faned fretboard. Now im seriously considering it as an option on a custom i want to get made.......problem is in my shity small town there is no way in HELL ill ever be able to try one before i get it made but as it currently stand whe i paly guitar it doesnt feel "natural" to me and ive been told that a fanned fretboard would probably cure my blues....What do you all think?

I know its a dumb question but is there anythigi can try at home that would give me even just a super basic feel as to what it would feel like?

THANKS FOR READING!!!!
try to describe what doesn't feel "natural"... I might be able to give you some idea of whether or not f'd frets will help
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I have a body that I eventually hope to have a custom neck built for, and I've been seriously considering fanned frets, mainly for the increase in string length and tension on the lower strings. I've been thinking 27" or 28" on the low end to 25" on the high, myself.

Folks who've played them and like them claim it follows the natural angle of the hand more... it does make sense for the low string frets to lean toward the bridge as you go up the neck, but I've always wondered about the nut end...

Actually, I just tried it on my guitar... if you tuck your elbow, my hand naturally leans the way the frets lean on a fanned neck, down towards the nut, and can easily rotate the other way as I move up. Try it, it's very interesting... it could potentially relieve a lot of wrist stress I get, I think.

That alone has convinced me to do the fanned fret neck for my next guitar.
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You're on the right track
Instead of drawing the frets on by hand just use this website FretFind 2-D and print out a fretboard and tape it onto wood or cardboard.
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Instead of drawing the frets on by hand just use this website FretFind 2-D and print out a fretboard and tape it onto wood or cardboard.
Can those images be printed to actual fretboard size easily? Im thinking about building a guitar just so I can have one with fanned frets. I think that would be one of the hardest part, other than making the neck all together, understanding how to measure where the frets should be...especially with fanned frets.
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Can those images be printed to actual fretboard size easily?
Yes I've printed out fretboard diagrams and measured them with my digital callipers and they've been exactly to scale.
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Im thinking about building a guitar just so I can have one with fanned frets. I think that would be one of the hardest part, other than making the neck all together, understanding how to measure where the frets should be...especially with fanned frets.
Actually measuring the fanned-frets is just as easy as straight frets, its just that you have to do it twice: once for your highest string and again for your lowest string. The other strings fall into place.
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Actually measuring the fanned-frets is just as easy as straight frets, its just that you have to do it twice: once for your highest string and again for your lowest string. The other strings fall into place.
Wow awesome... I thought you might be able to do it like that , but then again I thought it might be more to it than that. Thanks...maybe when I get some extra $$ i'll build fanned guit to fiddle with.
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