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post May 16 2009, 01:42 AM
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Maybe it's me. I know there has to be fret markers on the side of the neck to use, but I find this fretboard very confusing. Do you?
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post May 16 2009, 01:46 AM
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Nice fretboard!. It would be great to play live with that guitar. It reminds me John Myung bass at Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York


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post May 16 2009, 01:53 AM
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Nice! Is that done entirely with abalone?
Confusing or not, I'd have it


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post May 16 2009, 01:59 AM
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naw, im sure they have the dot inlays on the edge of the neck looking down


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post May 16 2009, 02:11 AM
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Similar to the "Vine of Life" inlay on the higher end Ibanez's. Fluent player's have no problem with it due to their muscle memory and overall knowledge of the fretboard. For me, I'd be lost on the first bar.. laugh.gif Looks cool though! cool.gif


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post May 16 2009, 02:33 AM
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If you can play with no inlays you can play with that.... smile.gif I gotta have inlays or I get lost.. mad.gif
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post May 16 2009, 02:35 AM
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im sure it has dots on the top that you cant see at that angle, so it wouldnt be as confusing as you think


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post May 16 2009, 03:00 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ May 15 2009, 09:11 PM) *
Similar to the "Vine of Life" inlay on the higher end Ibanez's. Fluent player's have no problem with it due to their muscle memory and overall knowledge of the fretboard. For me, I'd be lost on the first bar.. laugh.gif Looks cool though! cool.gif


actually, if you look at the Vine of Life inlay closely, you'll see that where there is normally dots on a guitar, there are more leaves on those frets. It's actually very distinguishable. Take another look, you will see what I mean.


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post May 16 2009, 03:54 AM
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You can also look at it as a language. You already know more words than there are frets * strings on that neck. After a little adjustment, you will naturally pick them up as visual cues the same way you do the standard (and less-complicated) inlays now.



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post May 16 2009, 06:12 AM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ May 15 2009, 09:54 PM) *
You can also look at it as a language. You already know more words than there are frets * strings on that neck. After a little adjustment, you will naturally pick them up as visual cues the same way you do the standard (and less-complicated) inlays now.

so true, lots of people back away from the C1-Classic just because they think "the inlays will confuse you". they will at first, but like everything else in life, you simply need to adjust to it. I personally never had a problem when I play on that guitar, probably because I never relied on inlays for markers in the first place. And yes, there are fret markers on the side.


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post Jun 10 2009, 07:52 PM
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I love fretboards like that, looks amazing smile.gif
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post Jun 10 2009, 07:56 PM
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just looks daft to me.
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post Jun 10 2009, 08:10 PM
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Too flashy for me.. i prefer my guitars simple and stripped down smile.gif Preferably with as little inlay as possible.


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post Jun 10 2009, 08:45 PM
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Yeah, I wouldn't get it at first... but I'd get used to it
Besides, its a nice guitar anyway!


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post Jun 10 2009, 08:47 PM
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Yeah, might be confusing.
I certainly find this beautiful though!!!


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post Jun 10 2009, 11:17 PM
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Looks nice, but I'd go for standard inlays any day of the week!


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post Jun 14 2009, 12:20 PM
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I think you'd soon get used to it, I had an Acoustic with an amazing inlay on the neck and it didn't take long to recognise reference points!


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