Re: Electric Guitar vs Electric violin!
Yeah, it has frets, BUT, the frets are filed down so much as to be pretty much level with the fretboard, and you don't finger behind the frets, like a guitar, but right on top of the frets. It's not clear to me how useful the frets actually are, except as a visual aid/cosmetic thing, like the tape the put on the boards for beginner violin players. (disclaimer -- have not actually seen a Woods violin in person, but this is pretty much how it was described to me on the forum there.) The thing is, You _can_ compare a viper to a regular violin... it's much more like a regular violin than like a guitar, despite the "frets." and 7 strings.