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yeah, a few of those things were talked about now and again back in the days when people were debatimg about novax asking people to pay his licence fee for building 'fanned fret' instruments

http://www.novaxguitars.com/licensing.html

now his FAQ says you dont need a licencing fee

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-scale_fingerboard

some people quoted it as 'prior art', maybe making the patent invalid... although i think it involved a differeent method of calculation to the way novax does it centering around this point

"each of said frets extending along a straight line" and "with said plurality of strings substantially converging to a point."

(i.e. if you extended all the frets past the treble edge of the fretboard - they would all converge on the exact same point)

which some said was inaccurate anyway as it would cause tuning and intonation issues. cant remember the exact details - it seems like years ago

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-scale_fingerboard

some people quoted it as 'prior art', maybe making the patent invalid... although i think it involved a differeent method of calculation to the way novax does it centering around this point

"each of said frets extending along a straight line" and "with said plurality of strings substantially converging to a point."

(i.e. if you extended all the frets past the treble edge of the fretboard - they would all converge on the exact same point)

which some said was inaccurate anyway as it would cause tuning and intonation issues. cant remember the exact details - it seems like years ago

..and is not the way he does it anyway. Huge discussion (With math) on the MIMF at the time, and I do believe it WAS years ago...

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