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Questions tagged [fretless-guitar]

Questions about any member of the guitar family (excluding bass guitars) whose fingerboard has no frets.

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Would there be issues changing out necks frequently with a bolt-on?

I'm thinking of getting a guitar with a bolt-on neck, so that I can later get a second neck with a fretless fingerboard, and switch out those necks as needed. Would this potentially cause some kind of ...
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Left hand fretting

I used to play guitar well but due to an accident I now cannot play it due to my left hand not being able to fret it correctly. Is there another stringed instrument that would be easier to fret with ...
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Are fretless stringed instruments used mainly for melody?

Just wondering if fretless stringed instruments like a violin or oud, by fretless does it imply that they are used mainly for melody? In contrast to an instrument like a guitar, that has frets, does ...
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Fretted to fretless guitar

I was thinking of trying to start playing a fretless guitar so I could eventually use this knowledge to learn classical instruments. I already can play a minimal amount of double bass and that is ...
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Guitar: Fretless fretboard (why ebgdaE?)

There are many fretless percussion/stringed instruments from/relating-to many different cultures each tuned to a predetermined set of notes/note relationships. In our (Western?) culture it seems to ...
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