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Has anyone hear ever owned or even played a guitar with a scalloped fretboard? I'm really curious as to what it would feel and sound like, but since its fairly uncommon i havent had the chance to play one.
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YEa I had a strat with scalloped frets, in a word I hated it
it takes a special kinda player to play one or tons of practice, why you ask ?
cause having scalloped frets is like the same thing as having the nut to high at the first fret, the harder you push on the string the more the pitch changes so if you don't fret the notes with the same pressure each time then
they don't sound the same, you most notice this on chords
they always sound out of tune unless you master it.
and also you have to look at it this way, they have been around a long time now and if they were "all that" then everone would have them.
just my opinion [img]images/smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
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Hello Rol. [img]images/smilies/icon_cool.gif[/img]
I love scalloped necks... the only reason I never bought one is they were too costly to have it done on an existing guitar, and also too hard to maintain- there isn't a lot of wood left in a scalloped neck for stability, so the truss rod
needs constant adjusting and is more fragile.
The Yngwie Fender Strat came out in '89 or so... by that time I had already become accustomed to my Lynch model ESPs and wasn't interested in playing anything else. As well, I tried out the first run of Yngwie Strats and almost got one; although I loved the feel of the neck (it was rosewood and not my favorite fretboard material) I wasn' t very impressed with the hardware ... that early run used the cheesy American Standard Strat type, two-pivot bridge, pot metal tuners, and Standard Strat pickguard and knobs... so I didn't think it was all that great a guitar overall.
But I see the newer issue Yngwie Strats have much better hardware like the vintage, six screw bridge block and F-tuners. The elecronics and aesthetics are nicer too- the newer model has the YJM pickups and "aged" plastic parts.
Anyhow, to each his/her own. [img]images/smilies/icon_cool.gif[/img]