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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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Frank Gambale FGM 's - Did they ever have 24 frets?

Hi, I searched the archive first, and didnt see anything about this topic.

Did Frank 's FGM 's ever have 24 frets?
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Jester's right, the FGMs only ever had 22 frets.

The 100, 200, 300 and the last one the 400 with the slightly different HSS configuration have all been 22 fret guitars. I'm not sure about his new Yamaha model though?
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Thanks friends.

One more Q about the FGM's: the neck cavity is routed deeper so the fingerboard is just about in perfect alignment with the top of the body correct? I hope that made sense...
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That's mostly correct. *There is a recess in the body for the fingerboard extension, and the neck heel is actually a little thinner than normal. * The end result is the same though, the fingerboard sits closer to the body. *The pickup bezels are also recessed into the body. *At least that's how it was done on the FGM100 body I have. *

The new Yamaha model has everything mounted from the back to achieve the same effect. *It's also only 22 frets.
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