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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sharkteeth

I was reading through the other post (RGT42FX WOW) and noticed that there's a lot of (forgive me) ABSOLUTE HATRED for sharkteeth in fretboards.

WHY? I find them cool, actually...
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 11:05 AM
 
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I just personally get an 80's type feeling from them. I dont' absolutely HATE them, I know I said they were "fugly", but I just wouldnt want to play a guitar with them.

Im sure others here dont mind them, or probably like them also. Its just personal preference.

In all honesty, I love RGs, and I will admit that sharktooth inlays DO match the RG style. They would look SO weird on a strat or LP, hahaha, can you imagine that?? But at least with RG being all pointy and metal like it does make a good match up.

I actually have a bias against inlays period. Im a blank fretboard kinda guy.

Lets get some more opinions!
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Shark inlays - a great way to cripple sales in 2003. Enough of these hideous 80s inlays already. Ibanez should know better... glen
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I dislike any type of "beautification" that has no other function.
Vines and pyramids as well as birds, blocks or anything that is there purelly to make the fretboard look pretty.
Shark fins/teeth are the worse offender and the ugliest choice.

Come to think of it I dislike dots as well.
Clean fretboard is what I like - as god intended.
Funny how you don't see any inlayed violins, chelos and classical guitars.

Sharkfins are the ONLY reason why I have only 1 Jackson electric guitar and 4 made by other brands.

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Don't tell me you don't like the 80's!

Remember AUTOGRAPH's "Turn it up"?

There's a one-hit wonder!
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Yeah, but even Steve Lynch's Charvel in the video for Turn Up the Radio had dot inlays.

I'm all for having no inlays. Violinists, cellists and classical guitarists don't need them... why are electric guitarists so crippled without dots/blocks/vines/birds/whatever? I think most people just stare at their fretboards too much and then come to rely on them far too much. I built myself a guitar with tiny offset dots, and realized i used the side dots more than anything. Then i got my Parker with no face dots at all, and realized it didn't impact my playing at all.

Ibanez, lose the shark's teeth and all the other gaudy, ugly inlays. If you need to put dots on there, put small offset abalone dots, not giant plastic pearloid hideous things.
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i dont hate them at all, but being a 'less-is-more' kind of guy, i just dig blank boards.
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I'll take a bound sharktoothed board over a non-bound vine board any day of the week.

I think Ibanez needs more guitars with 'teeth, just some actual decent ones. Europe gets them, why can't we?
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Thank you Euph but that picture kind of proves my point.

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I think the main difference is that classical players are taught to look at the sheet music, so they don't end up relying on looking at their instrument as they play. So they don't get as hung up on the visual orientation. They trust their ear and their fingering.
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...Europe gets them, why can't we?
ok, lets swap!
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Funny how you don't see any inlayed violins, chelos and classical guitars.

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Must mean cellos...either way, they are around and I see probably one a day where I work. So it does occur quite often...usually on "south of the border" stuff. But it's out there...lol
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for me, it depends on what inlays on which guitar. I LOVE the "tree of life" inlay in the Jem7vwh, but i would hate it if it was on the RGs. I LOVE the shark tooth inlay on the PGM100, but again I would hate it if it was on any other guitars... I LOVE the maple fret board, but imagine a maple fret board with no inlays... no dots... nothing... ARGHHHH!!!! it's just weird! -Sam-
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Thank you Euph but that picture kind of proves my point.

ilia
FYI that's a eight or nine string violin, also known as "hardingfele". Four melody strings, and four/five drones underneath the fingerboard. The inlays do not refer to pitch, so they are for beautification purposes only.

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