After enjoying this wonderful video of a Vigier fretless guitar with a metal neck I have decided to defret one of my cheaper Les Paul copies to see what it feels like, but I have a couple of queries, as I have never defretted a neck before.
I assume most of the answers on this question about defretting a bass guitar are relevant, but specific issues for a guitar occur to me:
- bass strings are nice and thick, but will normal guitar strings chew up the wood of my neck?
- do guitar strings have enough mass to make this sound well on a wooden neck? The one in the video has a metal neck.
If no-one knows, I'll find out and report back, but I'm sure someone must have tried this.