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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby Hewesy » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:00 am

Mmmm Hockey Stick Headstock...

I still kick myself regularly for not buying an end of line EVH when they were on fire sale. Yellow/Black stripes, had plans to swap the pickup for something suitable from BKP.

Completely not my type of guitar but it would scratch the itch of a gymnastics guitar so well...

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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby Music Wolf » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:11 pm

It reminds me of my Washburn KC-70V from the early 90s which was my first serious guitar (I'd been a bass player until that point and I was moving up from a Squire Strat). The Washburn looked absolutely gorgeous, red with black hardware. I struggled with the FR type trem but the main reason it went was because I got my Patrick Eggle (which by coincidence also has a few decorative frets down at the dusty end). Back then I didn't realise that the secret to being a great guitarist was all about how many guitars you owned, foolishly I thought that it had something to do with practice.

Anyway, I still look through the listings from time to time to see if one will come up.

Of course the real reason that I don't need those extra frets - all my live stuff is with a covers band and the lead guitarists that I'm covering were all playing 21 fret Fenders or Gibsons etc
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:53 pm

Humble Bee wrote:Sometimes I want poodle hair and spandex pants! Help me! :shh:

I'd be happy with a girlfriend who can pull that off! :lol:
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby DC-Choppah » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:01 am

Hewesy wrote:Which octave pedal are you using?

I have a TC electronics Sub-N-Up. You can dial it in so it is just the up octave and no direct. I think I will prefer the sound of a real high note on the guitar to what this puts out though. Gonna try and find one of the Washburns and a 7-string with a higher string to compare.
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:04 am

ManFromGlass wrote:
Humble Bee wrote:Sometimes I want poodle hair and spandex pants! Help me! :shh:

I'd be happy with a girlfriend who can pull that off! :lol:

Too much information :oops:
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby DC-Choppah » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:07 pm

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
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby Wonks » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:37 am

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?
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby blinddrew » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:11 pm

One of these I think: https://reverb.com/item/12656271-washbu ... ric-guitar
Less ugly than you might expect! :)
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby Hewesy » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:50 pm

Less? SpecSavers on line 1... :mrgreen:

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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby garrettendi » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:14 am

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!
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby twotoedsloth » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:16 pm

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.
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby Wonks » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:24 pm

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?

Postby Watchmaker » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:56 pm

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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby DC-Choppah » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:10 am


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.
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Re: Which guitars have 29 frets?

Postby DC-Choppah » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:14 am

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.
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