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Rob-C
02-06-2011, 12:27 AM
I was wondering if anyone had built a uke with one of those wacky fanned fret necks, in the style of Novax guitars..
http://www.novaxguitars.com/index.html

I doubt the multi-scale idea has any benefits for us, but I like the craziness of the looks..
http://www.stevejeffersonphoto.com/Music/Agile-Pendulum/IMG6096/1030828340_zMpqe-M.jpg

dave g
02-06-2011, 02:22 AM
I've thought about it, but doubt I'll ever do it. Would only work with low-g...

dustartist
02-06-2011, 12:56 PM
A waste of effort. It's a ukulele....

Allen
02-06-2011, 09:35 PM
David White (http://www.defaoiteguitars.com/) does a lot of instruments with fanned frets. Has done a harp tenor uke with them and is documenting a baritone harp guitar on the ANZLF right now.

Sven
02-07-2011, 02:24 AM
http://www.rickbeat.com/modelslibrary/481/481-body.jpg

Rickenbacker used to make guitars with slanted frets, but not fanned. Supposed to make barre chords easier. This body shape (same as the bass) is way better than the semi acoustic. Thinks I.

Timbuck
02-07-2011, 04:26 AM
Some of my first freehand efforts had frets something like that:o..Now I cut the slots with a jig.:)

Sven
02-07-2011, 05:02 AM
I'm with you Ken... In the hack world our version of the cool "shaken not stirred" is the less cool "slanted not parallell".

Rob-C
02-07-2011, 10:09 AM
Call me a freak, but I've a hankering for a fanned fretted, asymmetric, flying V electric concert..

Sven
02-07-2011, 10:25 AM
You're a freak.

olgoat52
02-07-2011, 12:35 PM
Some of my first freehand efforts had frets something like that:o..Now I cut the slots with a jig.:)

You gave me a chuckle there. :)