24-tone Agile 7 string

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  1. Bolwede

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    We will be putting up another video soon, this time with two guitarists!
     
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    Geysd Well-Known Member

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    Man that Band/Guitarist is sick. Love his variety of instruments (shown some on another vid)


    Some days ago I just started researching for other string instruments because I love oriental/exotic sounds, and I found this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRsSjh5TTqI

    Sound example at 2:30


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    Question to the Agile: Can you really play the last few frets? They look really really small haha

    And isn't it possible to "emulate" a microtonal instrument on a fretless guitar?
     
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    Each tuning system is a series of possible notes. The simplest tuning systems for guitar are "equal divided octave" or "EDO." For example dividing the octave into 12 equal parts (12-EDO) is standard tuning. Quarter tone steps yield 24-EDO. Another very old system is 19-EDO, which offers enharmonic variance between sharps and flats, and offers some improvements on the tones in 12-EDO, but gives up a tiny bit of consonance on the fifths.

    Fretless is essentially infinity EDO. There would be no imposed rules, but also no imposed structure. Every time you go to play a chord on a fretless, it will sound just slightly different than the last time.
     
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    We just made a video demonstrating these identical Agile Interceptors with 24-Tone fingerboard conversions, I posted a link to the Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations thread, it's got Sam and I playing the 2nd song from our upcoming EP.
     
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    Sullen In misery we rest

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    You can always mark the fret positions on a fretless to help with that.
     

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