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creekster52

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Zero fret guitars
« on: September 15, 2012, 01:26:58 PM »
Are there any zero-fret guitars currently in production? I remember the older Gretch guitars had them, but I don't think current models do.

zagatron1

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Re: Zero fret guitars
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 02:32:41 PM »
Don't see 'em very often myself. I think Steinberger uses a zero fret with their headless guitars.
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Re: Zero fret guitars
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 10:16:41 PM »
I could never play one of those things (Steinberger). I had an original Hofner Shorty years ago. I used it when I was a cook on offshore oil rigs, so I could take a guitar with me, but I never could really get used to it.

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Re: Zero fret guitars
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 04:43:56 AM »
I have an Apollinio with the zero-fret feature, and it works jes' fine. It certainly makes notch depth of the nut largely non-critical. It strikes me that leaving a bit more space between the nut and the zero fret might provide a handy place to park a capo.