Q: Does removing
the frets deaden the sound?
A: Only a little
bit of volume and sustain is lost, but it actually still sounds
Listen to the
audio/video samples on this page to hear it in action.
Q: Won't I be
lost without frets?!? How will I know where to put my
A: 1) The fret lines
are still slightly visible to the player, so you can still
VISUALLY tell where the
2) You'll be surprised how quickly
you'll get used to LISTENING for the right pitch.
Q: Will the strings mess up the
A: No. The strings I use on these guitars are
Flatwound Nylon strings, so the strings will NOT bite into the
wood (flatwound means the strings are smooth and have no ridges
that can bite into the fingerboard).
Q: Won't the strings be too high above
the fingerboard if you remove the frets?
A: I lower the action (height of the strings) by adjusting
the nut and the saddle to compensate for the removal of the
Q: Will I
be able to play chords?
A: They can be a challenge, but with some practice you can
get them down. Two and three note chords can be played fairly
accurately. Four or more note chords are quite difficult to make
Q: Can I send you my own guitar to be
A: YES! Ship me your guitar, I'll perform the
conversion, then send it back to you! Shoot me an email inquiry
at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also order a new guitar
online and have it shipped to me, perform the conversion, and
then have it shipped to you. Many websites for new guitars will
have free shipping (saves you Money!).
Q: How long will it take to
receive my guitar?
A: The lead time may vary. If I have the guitar
already completed and in stock, then I can ship immediately. If
I have to order a new guitar and perform the conversion, it can
take anywhere from 2-4 weeks.
Email me to find
out the current status for a particular guitar.