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Slanted Frets?


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For more information, see Novax Guitars and Doolin Guitar's tutorial Cutting A Fanned Fret Fretboard. Note that the design is patented and requires a licensing fee although I believe it only applies in the U.S.

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he aint talking about fanned frets! Even wikepedia has slanted and fanned frets down as the same thing. They are wrong

In the late sixties-early seventies rickenbacker made some guitars where the nut, frets pickups and bridge were all slanted to 'match precisely the natural angle of the fretting fingers', every string is the same scale, just slanted.

they stopped doing it because nobody brought them.

I cant find a picture of one on the web but apparently 8 degrees of slant is optimal

Heres some info;


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