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Re: Scalloped fretboard opinions


guys, it's none of my business but please keep the personal stuff with pms or emails. I'm not disturbed with these things, but I don't find it nice that it's done in public.

coming back to the scalloping issue..

I have the bolt-on signature version for about 9 years now, and have another scalloped strat for almost a year. the other strat (originally a squier) is deeper scalloped. after I bought it I played it more than the signature strat for some time, and I found out that it was more comfortable for me to play with deeper scallops. I don't know about hard-light touches but I do have small hands so a sanded off neck (I didn't know RB's guitar necks were sanded off for making them thinner like I do) and deep scallops really help me.

but another opinion is my father's. he has played all kinds of archtops over the years so you might guess the kind of guitars he has played. he says that he can not move freely between frets because of the scalloping. It doesn't happen to me, but just wanted to mention to have another opinion here.
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quote:

afacan wrote:
 guys, it's none of my business but please keep the personal stuff with pms or emails. I'm not disturbed with these things, but I don't find it nice that it's done in public.



 You're quite correct, Afacan...I hadn't noticed what you referred to prior to this & though it's a (at this point) a case of shutting the barn door after all those animals ran away, the thread can now be read minus the digression.

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 coming back to the scalloping issue..



 Which was where I'm certain the topic-starter intended the discussion to be.



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My 97 Japan Ritchie guitar is lightly scalloped, but I really enjoy it. I can definitely do the bends on stuff like Anybody There from Bent Out Of Shape way easier with the scalloping than with my non scalloped Jackson. I recently had a very talented guitar tech I work with in a band go over my Strat and it plays incredible now after 5hours of labor. The neck has a factory defect that was only discovered by the tech in the neck, but you would never know it after the work he did. I will enjoy this guitar for many more years to come.

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I got the same guitar, it's a really good instrument and I think it used to have a really good price for a guitar with that quality. Many guitars come and go, but that remains as the real thing.
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After nearly four years since my original post I am finally getting a scalloped neck for an ongoing Strat project so I thank you all for your input. The scalloping is very similar to the Blackmore Signature Strat which suits me perfectly with its graduated cut instead of the deep symmetrical style of the Malmsteen model.
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10 years later... I thought I would post a photo of my first asymmetrical (Blackmore style) scalloped neck which I bought online all those years ago. It was an easy transition for me to play such a fingerboard as I always had a light touch on the guitars I have played over the years. Image

Here is a shot of the asymmetrical scallops of a MIJ Strat I bought last year.
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Finally my third scalloped (Malmsteen style) Strat which I bought last year.Image
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