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    NGD: Sailing the seas of not-frets

    Picked this up at work for cheap, since the frets were fucked, and the electronics too

    A cort m200. Plays pretty good as it was considering the frets, and sounds good. Surgery time

    Heat fret...

    ...And pull

    Unfortunately the frets were so soft they tore away instead of lifting out like they normally would. Also, they tore out alot of board, despite lots of heating.

    Electronics were toast too, so i ripped it all out, tossed a single volume where the toggle had been, with a series parallel push pull, and an alternative 8

    Ripping the board off soon as this ones all fucked up, and tacking a new one on there, and eventually gonna build a new neck for it
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    what are you gonna use for the new board? sticking with rosewood, or gonna go for ebony or something else? it seems like rosewood would feel weird for a fretless.

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    Awesome. The fun thing to do with these is geta custom string set and tune it to 5ths.

    I had one tuned GDAEBF#. \m/
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    Fifths on a guitar screws me up enough as is without the extra dimension of having no frets.

    One of the things I like about the guitar over the cello is that it is tuned in fourths so ascending runs require less shifting and hand movement. But, to each his own.

    I'd love to see like an aluminum or other "odd" material for the fingerboard, myself; but epoxied rosewood works well too.
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    vid or sound clips, now!

    I really want fretless guitar too
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    Good stuff! Fretless is awesome!

    Try ship's varnish for the board when you slap it a treat!
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