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multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build

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Ron

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multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« on: March 20, 2011, 08:03:04 PM »

a multi-scale bubinga body/claro frankette walnut top 16-EDO 9-string with close string spacing for ultra shred is nearing completion...here are shots of neck and body


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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 04:26:37 PM »

Nice woods, the fretboard on the left looks interesting too ...
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 04:22:35 AM »

Fascinating!

What are the scale lengths of the highest and lowest strings Ron?
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011, 12:04:45 PM »

Fascinating!

What are the scale lengths of the highest and lowest strings Ron?

23 - 27
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 03:05:24 PM »

Looks great!  Any ideas for pickups yet?
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 10:49:21 PM »

Looks great!  Any ideas for pickups yet?

   I actually contacted oni before asking about pickups and got no response back... nothing...
so I decided to have my old man do my pickups and will probably start making his pickups online for sale also.
   Back in the day he worked on the first golden tele's with Danny Gatton in his hotrod garage and they would wind pickups and experiment with waxing way way back with a few other cats. Sword Guitars was originally Gatton Guitars.. 
   Eventually the rail design was picked up by Bill Lawrence and also mass produced as the dimebucker and X2n... I will definitely be experimenting.  My goal is to be offering bridge position hot-rail pickups for 7, 8, and 9 strings online by sometime this summer.
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 09:45:04 PM »

Hi, Ron (well this is my first post here {: ).
I have an 'inquietud' with this form for fretting: Why 'Fanned'? Is more comfortable for play? Is more in tuning with any EDO? Which properties adquire on the ressonance effect? Is more Hi-Fi?
(If I wanted to use that kind of guitar, I would be very uncomfortable, I use the guitar to the left side :D ).
Greetings
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 09:59:35 PM »

Hi, Ron (well this is my first post here {: ).
I have an 'inquietud' with this form for fretting: Why 'Fanned'? Is more comfortable for play? Is more in tuning with any EDO? Which properties adquire on the ressonance effect? Is more Hi-Fi?
(If I wanted to use that kind of guitar, I would be very uncomfortable, I use the guitar to the left side :D ).
Greetings
with fanned frets (for 16 tone and especially this particular fanning) you get better sustain with extreme tuning ranges, especially on lows and highs....better intonation somewhat-, but you gain about 2-3 frets with your pinky every two strings you go upwards in a scale... So its much easier on the joints, and you gain a bit of speed and comfort.
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 10:35:44 PM »

Thanks for the answer, looks gratificant (:
I might adquire a guitar with 660mm ~ 680mm fanned Scale Length in 39-EDO.
Hey, Theres a fingerboard with the parallel lines, beside of your fanned guitar. Which is the EDO of that fingerboard?
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2011, 11:19:14 AM »

Thanks for the answer, looks gratificant (:
I might adquire a guitar with 660mm ~ 680mm fanned Scale Length in 39-EDO.
Hey, Theres a fingerboard with the parallel lines, beside of your fanned guitar. Which is the EDO of that fingerboard?
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didnt see this until now - it was a 31-tone for someone else....

I am actually making another fanned/multi scale - 9 but headless and with a stealth body like the prototypes on my site, in 16 to match this new one with a headstock..

the plans for guitars after these two 16-9's are: 41, 46, 48, and 24-tone all as 8-strings and headless...
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 08:21:53 PM »

I am actually making another fanned/multi scale - 9 but headless and with a stealth body like the prototypes on my site, in 16 to match this new one with a headstock..

the plans for guitars after these two 16-9's are: 41, 46, 48, and 24-tone all as 8-strings and headless...
Oh man I'm looking forward to these. Especially the headless stealth 9.
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2011, 10:53:58 PM »

more pics of my new bubinga/walnut 16-tone....the pickups have arrived from Merlin! Merlin and Sword FTW!



This guitar is going to fucking shred!  Look at the reach I have here:


I'll be finishing this bad boy up for fretting this next week when my personal set up ABMs arrive... nasty....nasty...nasty....  dead
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2011, 04:19:01 PM »

Thanks for the photos :)
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Re: multi-scale/fanned fret 9-string build
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2012, 03:49:07 PM »



Merlin pickups are really nice and I suggest anyone who likes shreddin passive tone and needs extended scale pickups to get them...

... Ill make some clips or a new tune here....
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