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> Partially Scalloped Fretboards?, What's the purpose?
post Feb 20 2010, 11:18 PM
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Just looking to get some knowledge here..
I've seen a few of the guitarists I like are scalloping parts of their fretboards, not the whole board. Some the 12-24 frets, some only the last 5 frets etc.
What are the reason(s) for doing this? I've never played a scalloped neck so I have no idea. Just seems weird to me to do only part of the fretboard.

Only thing that seems logical to me are that all these players play a lot of tapped high notes with bends.

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post Feb 20 2010, 11:26 PM
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It will be easier to "slide around" on the upper frets since You don't have any wood that stops the finger movements, also if You have big fingers, I think it will be easier. But to me, I like to feel the wood under my fingers....



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post Feb 20 2010, 11:35 PM
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You only scallop the higher frets to make it easier to play on them!
It's a hybrid between scalloped and not scalloped to get the best of both worlds in one guitar: a normal fretboard for playing chords and a scalloped fretboard on the upper frets to make bendings easier...


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post Feb 20 2010, 11:42 PM
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hey pal, i have a partially scalloped board on my Jaden custom, from the 16-24 frets. I find it a lot easier to fret notes on the scallops coz im quite a big dude with big hands, the scallops also make you play softer as you can push the note out of tune if you press too hard, this obviously helps with sustain and resonance.
I would like to try a fully scalloped board at some point too, I think its pretty nice!
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