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Rick, once again. Awesomeness. It's wild to see one of your guitars with good ole straight up and down frets. Almost seems out of place after seeing so many with the fanned fret design. It really is quite beautiful.


Jeffrey, I noticed the same thing. I spent more time looking at the frets than the body. It seems I got used to seeing the fanned frets faster than I thought. They actually look natural to me now.

Don't ask how natural they feel to me to play. I need some work. Lots of work.

It is well worth adapting your playing technique to multi-scale. Within a week (or three) you will most likely become fully acclimated.

There are unquestionable benefits to multi-scale, including: increased harmonic clarity, more efficient string bends, improved wrist comfort, greater chordal reach, and evenly balanced string tension.


Any thoughts or experience on going back and forth between multi-scale and traditional guitars? After three weeks of acclamation to the multi-scale am I going to forget how to play a strat?


I did notice at NAMM that a lot of experienced players took to the fanned frets right away, some not even noticing the difference until they went up past the 12th fret. Even then, they would begin working with the increased reach and new chord possibilities. It was fun to watch.

Since I take a different guitar to my Friday night gig each week and 3 of 20 or so I have in the rotation them are fanned fret I have to say I have had no issue going back and forth between the two designs.

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