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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fretless guitars?

Hi,

I'm looking to buy an acoustic fretless guitar but I haven't found anything 'good' enough. I'm looking for something along the line of Taylor and Martin and so far I've only found one acoustic model by Fernandes and I don't like Fernandes that much.

Also, I was wondering if there are any other brands out there that make fretless electrics beside Vigier and Fernandes?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 04:13 PM
 
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I think godin do a fretless acoustic???

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2003, 07:06 PM
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yes

there are other brands, and you could have one custom built as well.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2003, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: yes

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there are other brands, and you could have one custom built as well.
Custom is rather expensive. What are the brands? I'm looking for a steel string fretless by the way.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2003, 10:04 PM
 
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If you're after a Martin/Taylor level, you could get one with an ebony board and have it professionally de-fretted. That means the fret slots are filled under tension so the neck isn't unneccessarily weak. Or have the board replaced. Jeremy is replacing boards. Taylor does enough custom type stuff that they might do one for you for not a lot extra. Tacoma might make you one, too. You can't go wrong with Tacoma. I'd call around to the companies you already like and check it out.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2003, 10:35 PM
 
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Emerald guitars in Ireland

http://www.emeraldguitars.com

Make acoustics and claim they will build you ANYTHING. They are the guys that built the ultra zone guitar for Steve Vai. (The crazy big orange one from the album artwork)
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-31-2003, 04:41 AM
 
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you cant really play chords on a fretless...........
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you cant really play chords on a fretless...........
Sure you can, it's just harder to get them in tune. Besides, who cares? He didn't mention chords being of major importance, he just wants a fretless. Chords aren't everything.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-31-2003, 09:28 AM
 
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hers an 11 string fretless http://www.godinguitars.com/godinglissentarp.htm

heres a nylon fretlesshttp://www.godinguitars.com/godinmultnylonfretlessp.htm

sorry I thought they did a steel strung option

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks everybody. But I still haven't found anything except a cheep fretless Fernandes.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-02-2004, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any high end steel string fretless guitars out there?
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-02-2004, 10:36 PM
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yea

i didn't post cause I wanted to give you links. I swear I saw an amazing fretless Ovation at Guitar Center months ago, but I can't find any fretless ovations on their website. How about takamine don't they make some? How is custom too much when the name brands you're looking at can go for 2800. if not more. Hell Martin's cost as much as a car lol.
Washburn and fernendez make them.

Here's some electric and acoustics though... http://www.fretlessguitar.com/guitarsite/home.html
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