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There are fonts for neck diagrams for custom chords and scales on http://www.manneschlaier.com. You can write your own diagrams on Mac OS X and iOS.


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Fanning frets have nothing to do with temperament. It's simply about ergonomics. The close ends of the frets have a smaller guitar scale than the spread ends (the bridge is further up). Fanned frets and standard parallel frets have an equal capacity for alternative temperaments, which is to say none unless you relocate them. There are three means of ...


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I converted an acoustic, and even replaced nylon strings with steel to add pick-ups, and yet this (fretboard wear) doesn't appear to be an issue at all. There are two reasons for this being so: First, I filed off my frets instead of removing them, so there is still metal beneath the areas with most stress. Second, becoming accurate with fretless playing is ...


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I know this is an old thread, but I'd like to add something I think hasn't been mentioned much. In my younger days, I hated maple fingerboards purely out of looks. I just never was a fan of that bright looking fingerboard on guitars. I always have been a rock guy, blues and metal type music. So for me I always liked the looks of rosewood or ebony boards. I ...



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