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Multiscale 7 string with a difference

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:47 pm
by demonx
This is one of my more recent builds, it’s my Nemesis model.

Freehand airbrushed by a local artist, inspired by Frazetta “Conan the Destroyer”.

Alder body
Maple neck
Gidgee board

26.125” - 27.5” scale
16” radius
Hipshot bridge
Gotoh locking tuners
EMG Pickups

I’ll let the pics do the talking!
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Re: Multiscale 7 string with a difference

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:40 pm
by kiwigeo
Wow that's nice. I just love multiscale guitars.

Re: Multiscale 7 string with a difference

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:43 am
by Mark McLean
Lovely built, stunning paintwork!

Re: Multiscale 7 string with a difference

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:36 am
by kiwigeo
Multiscale stringed instruments aren't a new thing. I believe multiscale instruments were around in the 1600's. In 1900 someone took out a patent for a multiscale fretboard. Ralph Novak is probably the most well known modern exponent of the multiscale fretboard...he took out a patent on the "multiple scale fretboard". The patent has now expired but Novak still holds a trademark over the term "fanned fret".

Re: Multiscale 7 string with a difference

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:57 pm
by demonx
kiwigeo wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:36 am
Multiscale stringed instruments aren't a new thing. I believe multiscale instruments were around in the 1600's. In 1900 someone took out a patent for a multiscale fretboard. Ralph Novak is probably the most well known modern exponent of the multiscale fretboard...he took out a patent on the "multiple scale fretboard". The patent has now expired but Novak still holds a trademark over the term "fanned fret".
Very interesting!

I was aware it was an old classical guitar concept, however that’s as far as my knowledge expanded, it’s interesting to know it goes back as far as the fifteenth century! That’s amazing!

Thanks.

Re: Multiscale 7 string with a difference

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:33 pm
by Kamusur
That looks pretty damned hot Allan, very well done.

Steve

Re: Multiscale 7 string with a difference

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:55 pm
by demonx
Thanks guys! I think it turned out great.

For years I’ve left multiscales alone as I figured it’s just a novelty for the kids and the fad will blow over, but at the same time I figured I’d build one for a bit of variety and really just for the hell of it.

Me personally though, call me old school but I’m a straight fret guy.

Re: Multiscale 7 string with a difference

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:06 pm
by kiwigeo
demonx wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:55 pm
Me personally though, call me old school but I’m a straight fret guy.
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