25-28 fan. Good or not?

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  1. leftyguitarjoe

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    I have an Agile 9252 and I'm fine with it. More of the offset is at the bridge than the nut.
     
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    As long as the parallel fret is in a good spot, it should be manageable. The typical 2” fan on most Agile guitars is barely noticeable, so I’d be comfortable going for a 3” by them.
     
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    darkinners my fingers are lame

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    I personally do not like fan that over 2" it's very strange on my wrist if I play lower chords but that's just me, everyone have their own preference.
     
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    I don't think 3" is too much. I wouldn't want to go much beyond that. Its at the long end of good offset.
     
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    if youre not a big lead player, or you're fine with losing ~some playability for high lead stuff (especially sweeps or anything else where you're using >3 strings), 3" is fine.

    Upper fret playability is negatively impacted by any fan, but 1-2" is easier to deal with. I have a 26-29" 8, but personally I wouldnt go above a 2" fan ever again. That said, if youre going below F, I wouldnt settle for less than 28" on the low end either.
     
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    I think it's fine.

    Then again, I've been eye-fucking a Hybrid Guitar with something like a 4.5" fan.
     
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    That issue with fret access is the reason for the curved frets on Onis.
     
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    It looks like the neutral fret is the 8th. *Most* brands seem to be doing the 9th on most multiscale, so that would ease the nut angle slightly, so even if you got your hands on a 25-28" guitar to try...it may not feel the same if the other brand is using the 9th (slightly more angled nut), 7th (slightly less angled nut) 12th (more angled nut)...or, heck...maybe the neutral position is the bridge so they can use a standard Floyd. :lol: At that point, your 8th string 1st fret will be "behind" the 1st string's nut. :D
     
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    I was going to say you could try a Ibanez multiscale, with 12 neutral fret it has roughly the same amount of slant on first 3-4 frets BUT finding a lefty to try will be ... tricky
     
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    I'm not a big lead player so the upper fret stuff shouldn't be a big problem.
     
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    Personally I think you’ll be fine. That’s not that much of a fan over 8 strings. And it’s really the best of both worlds.

    The bigger concern is the fact that the guitar was built upside down.
     
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    Still a gorgeous instrument. When did Rondo start producing in SK? That makes them more attractive to me.
     
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    Agile has always been South Korean builds, minus some acoustics. It's the other Rondo brands that are a mix of Indonesia, China, and Vietnam.
     
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    I wonder what palm muting would be like on that bridge...
     
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    I was not aware of that. I thought they were all chinese or indonesian.

    Like any other multiscale I'd imagine. To me, adjusting to picking/bridge is the biggest adjustment to playing on a multiscale instrument.
     
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    Ive noticed! Its an awesome workaround. An Essi is on the bucket list, although i do wish he made something pointier.
     
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    Once you have one in your hands you really don't care how it looks. That said, people will look. A lot.
     
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    Interesting...in the case if a 3" fan, the bridges's angle will be twice that of a 1.5" fan (assuming equal neutral position)!
     

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