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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 ...


I've owned over 300 guitars and have played for 27 years. I buy and sell. I also repair. I do set ups and finish repair. I will tell you that brand new strings can make a maple neck look old and give you "coal miner's fingers". I think that some graphite is put on the strings as they are being made. Perhaps so as to not rust in the package. Stain can come ...


As already said, this will completely change the tuning on all frets. So, the only way this could be usable is if you want to play in a tuning other than the western standard 12-edo. If you move the bridge only slightly, the lower frets will still make up an approximately equal-tempered tuning, just with another step size. Making the scale a bit shorter ...


The fret spacing (distance of each fret from the saddle) is very precise for any given scale length. Many guitar manufacturers stick with common scale lengths so they don't have to constantly re-calculate the fret spacing. But the scale length varies between guitar builders and some even offer options for different scale lengths. Moving the bridge even ...


You could possibly get this to work by having a temporary bridge - possibly just a piece of wood with an acoustic guitar saddle strip - resting on the belly of the guitar. It would be held in place by the string tension. It would be necessary to take out the existing bridge saddles etc. The rest of the bridge would remain to anchor the strings. It would ...


Not only would your fretted notes play flat, but as you go further up the fretboard, the flatter your notes will get!


All the notes would play flat (lower in pitch). The 12th fret (for example) should normally be halfway along the string, so that it sounds an octave higher than the open string. If the bridge saddle is further from the 12th fret than the nut is, the 12th fret would play a pitch lower than the octave above the open string.

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