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i mi fabio from italy, im sorry about my poor english but i try to explain,i start to work at fretboard for my les paul project, radius , installing inlay, sanding tperfection the fretboard, i read in many post, in fender bolt on guitar requre a fallaway, start from 15 fret to 22 fret. in guitar like gibson set neck is the same?????thanks

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If it's your first project, don't bother with this. Try to make a good straight fretboard and a good straight fretting job. It's hard enough if it's your first time. I think I know what I talk about, 'cause I'm a self-taught luthier from the time there where no forums about it (seems like dinosaur's area) : I learned with a book and lot and lot of mistakes!
All guitars, acoustic or electric, benefit from a "fallaway" from the 15th fret.
Except for those that don't, for reasons particular to the player.
Correct, I was forgetting about the bluegrass fraternity.

Why do Martin bother putting frets above the neck joint on a D-28 ???

Beats me ...
Sure looks good, doesn't it? Besides, aren't those "spare frets" for when the first position ones wear out?

Ned
Haha... that's a good idea Ned!
I got this picture from the web. This looks better than I thought. I like the custom O.T. inlay.

I hear they are also going to produce a George Jones signature model which will have only six frets (with a built in capo behind the third fret )
We've talked about 13th fret guitars before. I think Paul Hostetter is the expert on those. If you're around, Paul, did you have anything to do with this model?

Ned
Very nice, I like it much!
This may or may not help anybody but when I read one of Cumpiano's
notes about tapering the neckblock to match the neck angle it took care of a world of problems at the joint to body area.I have also built several instruments and left off the upper end.

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