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|Author:||threefeathers [ Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:23 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Fingerboard markings?|
Hello everyone. I am a new member to the forum and I am excided about having such a resource available. I have not built any instruments at this time however, I am researching and planning to make an 18th century style guitar. For now i have another question that has come up among the pickers I hang around with.
Can someone tell me why guitars are marked on the ninth fret and banjos and
mandolins are marked on the tenth fret?
|Author:||the Padma [ Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:13 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Fingerboard markings?|
Yes and no
something to do with musical scales, the way they are tuned and blues runs or some sort of mumbo jumbo like that.
now just a few days back me read a clear and understandable reason for that over at
Me thinks it was by Dave White a British Luthier.
here be his web page
now if it wasn't him, just log on to http://www.luthiercom.org and ask the question there.
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