The common natural fret positions are at a sixth, a quarter, a third and half of the scale length, or on a 24 inch scale 4 6 8  and 12 inches. Does anyone know a simple way to get other natural fret poitions?

On my 24 inch one fret per inch vs Stewmac spacing experimental build it is easy to see the way the tempered 3 5 7 and 12 frets almost allign with the 4 6 8 and 12 inch natural positions respectively, though I must admit I was surprised by the allignment of the tempered fret 4 with 5 inches.

I am thinking a natural dulcimer type scale would be useful so I am thinking I need to know where to put a natural fret to match the second, ninth and eleventh fret? The tenth fret blue note would probably be useful too.

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Titch,

Here's the commercial version of what you are trying to achieve:

http://www.truetemperament.com

What you're doing would be say to do with Bobby pin frets. Hmm.

And the right answer is it depends if you are using a Mixolydian or an Ionian scale.
https://sites.google.com/site/peacefuldavesstuff/home/fret-spacing-...

The second (first) fret is at 2.4 inches under Ionian and 2 and 2/3 inches under mixolydian.

A different fret pattern for each scale...means a dozen more guitars.

Hehehehe

there is no such thing as a bad reason to build

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