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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2001, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know why different Jems have the 21~24th frets scalloped and some not... and I already know that Steve "designs" these guitars and have control over these details. There must be reason that they would leave it out.
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Read the SPEC SHEET in Jemsite --> Guitar area for much info on this & the purpose of the scallops. Tone reasons aside, some inlay materials are harder to work with and not conducive to being scalloped. The real abalone inlays of the JEM10 are notable examples. IMHO since the UVs never featured the scalloping, their importance nowadays (especially w/ AANJ) is over-estimated... glen
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Thanks... this site never ceases to amaze me on it's completeness... good stuff, Glen.

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Does anyone think it may be that the guitar is evolving with SSV? *The neck shape has changed (IMHO) the colors have been subdued, pickups have changed. *

Oh, wait doesn't the VWH have the scallops, but then again it's been in production for much longer than the BSBs and DBKs....
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I agree with Glen. The AANJ allows me to get my big paw to the upper frets a lot easier than the block neck joints of older jems. The scallops allowed me to grab the string better but that was the only thing I noticed as far as benfits to them went. Oh...wait...they look cool :biggrin:

I love my DBK's neck. I can slide all over the thing and it has greatly improved my upper register playing due to the AANJ. I don't even miss the scallops.

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Lack of scallops on Jem fretboards

i play a vwh and i think the scallops are brilliant, cos if you try bending the last note without the scallops, there isn't even half as much sustain as it is with the scallops. *and they feel great, you can really dig your fingers in, well they fit mine perfectly anyway
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