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V fret
IDEA BY: David Ray Gillard LOCATION: Canada CATEGORY: Technology

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V fret
IDEA BY: David Ray Gillard
LOCATION: Canada
CATEGORY: Technology

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So what if we could design a guitar with a specific temperament?

The guitar fretted of today is based on an equal temperament design. (18 rule, well 17.8xx to be more specific) This gives it an overall level of accuracy and functionality in conjunction w an adjustable saddle bridge. But what if we had a design that allowed a very specific temperament.. Although the following guitar was crude and unfortunately lost in a fire many years ago. With modern day CNC Water jet or laser jet technology. It should be possible to cut exact slots for this type of fretting system. As you would tune a piano, above middle "C" 2 cents sharp and below Middle "C" 2 cents flat This type of tuning is not logical but the human ear loves it. This guitar really does look cool is not really practical because it was different to play and difficult to get a feel for and besides only a hand of musicians would be successful in playing it. It is/was just a concept more than anything. Just a thought