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Old 05-17-2018, 10:05 AM
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Default Small Jumbo Multiscale NO-FANNED

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here you are my last acoustic guitar I'll exhibit the 20th of May at the guitar show in Padua.

I realized that the more ergonomic configuration of a multiscale guitar is that one where there is not a perpendicular fret and the angle of the nut is negative (-10 degree). Maybe the pictures will explain better what I mean.

Top: Italian Spruce (Val di Fiemme)
Side and Back: Maple
Binding: rosewood
Neck: Mahogany (low profile truss rod double action - carbon fiber reinforcement)
Fretboard: Blackwood (ghost frets and semispherical fret ends)
Radius: 12"-30" (nut-bridge)
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:16 PM
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:59 PM
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I would like to play it, just to see if ...
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To me it looks the opposite of 'ergonomic', particularly at the nut end.

I'm speaking as someone who plays a multiscale with perpendicular fret at the eighth.

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Old 05-19-2018, 04:19 AM
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Actually I think the most ergonomic part is the nut. playing a "regular" fretboard guitar for the F chord usually the angle of the barré is like mine multiscale, while in a fretboard fanned you have to Force the arm, the shoulder, in order to be parallel to the nut or first fret. have a try on a regulr guitar, then on the fanned fret one...

This guitar is experimental as I've never seen around one like this.

Enzo
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:43 AM
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The guitar looks beautifully made, and it would be interesting to play - however, it is inaccurate to describe it as a multiscale guitar. The definition of multiscale is having a differing scale length across the strings - the fanned frets follow on from this as a necessity.

If I'm not mistaken the scale length on your guitar is constant across all strings; the frets are angled all to the same degree. As the owner of three 'conventional' multiscale guitars, I'm not sure that this would work for me ergonomically. The reason a fan-fret guitar is so ergonomic when configured correctly for the player is that the fan follows the sweep of the player's arm as it pivots at the elbow; I would be concerned at the degree of hand twist that would be required to play e.g. lower position barres. However, it may work for some players, and I would be interested to try it with an open mind.

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Old 05-20-2018, 02:12 PM
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Hi david, thank you so much for your reply.


Actually the guitar is a multiscale. The scales are 26" an E string and 25,4" on e-string.

Today I sold the guitar at the padova guitar show. All people said the guitar is very playable and dadgad tuning is very responsive. I had three orders... It would be great for me to give you the opportunity to try it


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Welcome to the ranks of AGF Sponsor, Enzo.
Your guitars look awesome!
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Hi Marty,

thank you so much.

Enzo
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Glad to have you aboard, Enzo. This guitar is very pretty and looks very well made.

I have only played a couple fanned fret/multi-scale guitars and since I play a lot of slide they don't make much sense for me, but I can certainly see the attraction!

Have fun at the show and may your herds increase!

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Enzo,
Interesting concept with the negative angle at the nut. I can see how it would make some sense. The instrument looks very nice!
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Glad to have you aboard, Enzo. This guitar is very pretty and looks very well made.

I have only played a couple fanned fret/multi-scale guitars and since I play a lot of slide they don't make much sense for me, but I can certainly see the attraction!

Have fun at the show and may your herds increase!

Cheers

Paul
Thanks a lot Paul, for me is very important to have the possibility to show and sell my instruments in this fantastic forum!!

Thanks for all the kind words.

Enzo
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Enzo,
Interesting concept with the negative angle at the nut. I can see how it would make some sense. The instrument looks very nice!
Hi Geoff,

yes is very interesting this concept and during the last Guitar show in Padua, a lot of people was skeptical about the ergonimics... but when they played it were very surprised! I sold it and other request are coming.

I'd like to give you the possibility to test and give back some feeds about this concept... I should build one and ship to someone for the test

Enzo
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:36 AM
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Apparently rickenbacker already angled frets (no multiscale) in 1973, although not as probounced as this.
So the idea is not new, as i recal there was a guitar in the 90’s that had a more extreme angle. I only ever saw it on an electric though. It was suppost to be better at ‘speed shredding’ , a thing that was part of the 90’s rock/metal scene....
Here in combination with a multiscale i can’t see the benefit of not having the perpendicular fret within the fretboard range. Perhaps one has to try, or perhaps it will work better with a certain playing position.

Anyway: really nice execution! And would like to be able to try if i come across one.

Aram
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:32 AM
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Hi Aram,

thank you so much. Finally I see something similar, now I will search again in order to understand why they did that.

In any case also this configuration (multiscale no fanned) is covered by Novak patent.

Enzo
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