Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Re: jem scallops
Scalloping the higher frets also makes it less likely that you are going to "deaden" a string accidentally due to your trying to fit your large finger tips into a small fret. This is particularly true if you play faster.
I played around with an Yngwie model Strat at a store one time, and I noticed that the fully scalloped neck was great for single-note solos, but not as good for chords, particularly the unusual ones with long finger stretches and higher finger pressures. Neat guitar, though.