Everthing you know about fretless cigar box guitars is wrong.

There's so much more to playing a fretless guitar than just using a slide. With a good low action you can play it like a regular guitar, but with unique tonality.

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Comment by A.D.EKER on November 23, 2022 at 11:43am

The Fretboard wood and the arch of the fret board do have a say in fretles playing to ! maybee you need to mention that to John ! Thanks for the In putt !

Comment by Taffy Evans on November 20, 2022 at 6:20pm
Hi, good stuff John. Here is a fretless guitar story.

I recently had a guy complaining about his guitars intonation being out, so I set it in the usual way and it was perfect. But he said it was still not right. When I discussed it with him I found he was now concerned about the intonation at the nut end of the guitar. I explained that it is a far more involved job but he said to go ahead, so I did.

He then said it still was not perfect so I explained that due to the frets being in a fixed location perfect intonation on his guitar was nigh a dream... unless he went fretless. I have not heard back yet.
Taff
Comment by Poorness Studios on November 20, 2022 at 10:06am
Excellent point John. There's a difference between a fretless guitar and a slide guitar but a lot of folks lump the two together.
Comment by Uncle John on November 20, 2022 at 2:04am

Excellent.  Thanks!

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