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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:07 pm
by DC-Choppah
Oh dear, this one has 29 frets AND 7 strings. So if you string it with an extra high A string, then this would go to high D!

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars ... src=3XBACR

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:37 am
by Wonks
Afraid that we can't see Musicians Friends web pages any more in the EU due to our data protection laws and MF presumably being a bit free and easy with your data , so can you find a picture from another site?

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:11 pm
by blinddrew
One of these I think: https://reverb.com/item/12656271-washbu ... ric-guitar
Less ugly than you might expect! :)

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:50 pm
by Hewesy
Less? SpecSavers on line 1... :mrgreen:

Hewesy

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:14 am
by garrettendi
blinddrew wrote:One of these I think: https://reverb.com/item/12656271-washbu ... ric-guitar
Less ugly than you might expect! :)

That actually looks pretty sexy to me!

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:16 pm
by twotoedsloth
This guitar has just 24 frets:

http://walterhallrecordings.music.utoro ... ngs/Guitar

Not sure how you'd fit more frets on to the instrument...

Sorry for the awkward image post, I couldn't think of a better/easier way to post it.

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:24 pm
by Wonks
Just put the url of the photo in between the 'insert image' brackets from the toolbar.

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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:56 pm
by Watchmaker

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:10 am
by DC-Choppah

That's great! I wish I could find one to try. Nobody has these. It is hard to just blindly get a guitar that you can't try.

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:14 am
by DC-Choppah
I tried some 7 string guitars and restrung them to have an extra high string.

I just can't get used to that wide neck. It seems to mess up my technique. I would have to relearn so much of the fundamentals. Normal arpeggios are difficult on the wide neck because it feels like my hand and fingers are just in a different (wrong) place than I am used to.

I didn't expect the wide neck to be such a problem for me, but I really don't think I can do that.

I think I need to find a 6 string that goes to 29 instead. But nobody has them on the rack that I can find.

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:59 am
by Sam Spoons
Looks like a custom build is your only option then (though I'm sure I remember a guitar with a 36 fret neck back in the day).

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
by Wonks
Sam Spoons wrote:Looks like a custom build is your only option then (though I'm sure I remember a guitar with a 36 fret neck back in the day).

Another Washburn, the EC36.

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I tried one when they were new. The frets on most of the upper octave were so close together that you couldn't fret properly at all. Only real benefit was better access to the 24th fret and the first couple of frets above that.

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:24 am
by Sam Spoons
I had the frets on the fingerboard extension of my F style mandolin removed because the got in the way when playing rhythm and they were pretty much unplayable anyway (especially by me :headbang: ).

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:27 pm
by DC-Choppah

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:39 pm
by Studio Support Gnome
there's a 30 fret Ibanez RG from just a couple of years ago that was pretty tasty....

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG550XH


a mate has one, it was okay.....


i fancied one , but have moved away from RG bodies ....

Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:05 pm
by Random Guitarist
or you could use a slide?