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Old 10-13-2014, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by rogthefrog View Post
I've seen a few guitars (mostly archtops) where the fretboard does not touch the soundboard and instead floats above it. That's a fairly large area of the soundboard, so presumably leaving it free to vibrate would be beneficial (considering how some people are up in arms about the tone-destroying impact of a little arm bevel). Can some of the builders shed some light about why the floating fretboard isn't more common in flat tops? Is it tradition, cost, difficulty?
I suspect that Mike Baranik, Kent Chasson or Howard Klepper, (among others) all of whom offer guitars with this feature can chime in on this one. The guitar that I just took delivery from Kent incorporates an adjustable, elevated fingerboard.


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