New answers tagged

3

The premise stated in your question is quite valid. Whereas bridge placement is critical to the sound of an acoustic guitar, the electric guitar does not rely on vibration of the top (soundboard) to produce sound. Therefore you have more options for bridge placement with only ergonomics to take into account. If you keep the scale length (distance from nut ...


3

topo morto is right in is comment, of course. That's why the bridge of a bass is nearer the edge of the back of the body (unless there is a much larger body), because the scale length of a bass is much larger than a guitar's. And that's why it's positioned more to the center in guitars (not because some habit coming from acoustical guitars); you could make ...


1

The closer the curve of a fretboard is to the curve of your hand, the easier playing will be, but a flatter fretboard should allow a player to play faster and perform better bends. To answer your question, most people benefit from the ease of playability from a radius, even if only a slight radius, so most companies build rounded fretboards, but from what ...



Top 50 recent answers are included