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#1 les fret

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:36 PM

Last month I bought an Esteve GR-08 classical guitar and had it made fretless by a bass luthier. I choose to have it with small fretless at the side of the neck on each 'fret' just like my Vigier Surfereter. I prefer this over the normal dots at the side of the neck that most classical fretless guitars have. Here are two videos with that guitar. Hope you like it!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 jahloon

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 10:56 AM

Hey, excellent work! Sounds really nice....


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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:20 PM

Thanks! I have tried to stay away from typical Turkish nylon string fretless guitar style. Most people with a fretless nylon string play in that style. Although I like it that those are not my roots and I am more into Indian music. But I was trying something different for a change in those videos.

 

I was thinking if a flamenco guitar would be better to convert to fretless than a classical guitar? A flamenco guitar is more bright and has more attack and also lower action in general. A classical guitar sounds rounder and warmer. But that attack and brightness might be just what you need for fretless guitar.....


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Posted 03 March 2016 - 01:20 PM

That's very interesting you should mention Flamenco, I had that thought some years back, wonder who will do it first?


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Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:57 PM

Goed gedaan!

 

Cool!

 

Good sound and you nailed the intonation.

 

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 12:08 AM

Hey another Dutchie? :lol:

 

@Jahloon. Maybe you? think someone most have converted a flamenco guitar before?

Would also love to have an acoustic fretless steel string with a metal board. There is always something to wish for....


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:13 AM

Thinking about selling this guitar. It is a really nice guitar with a good sound and playabilty. But I play much more on my Vigier fretless electric.

The guitar has the same side markers as a Vigier, so a little line on each 'fret' instead of only dots as you see on almost all classical fretless guitars. So a bit easier for the intonation.

If you are interested just make me an offer. Don't have to make a profit. Just want back what I paid.


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 09:02 AM

Just wanted to let you know that this guitar is for sale now. Was not sure about selling it but I don't play it as much as it should. Price is 600 euro including shipping in Europe. Case included. The guitar did cost me more than 1000 euro. Fretless conversion is done by a professional luthier.


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