My guitar has an elevated-fretboard and I find that it makes playing above the 12th fret significantly less awkward, particularly for barres. I happen to play a fair bit of music that makes use of the highest frets so it was a rather obvious choice for me. Other than that, there doesn't seem to be any difference compared to a standard fretboard.mrcold wrote:I have never played one, but i am curious... What is the advantage supposed to be?
No, if you don't play any pieces that make use of the highest positions then it's exactly like playing on a standard fretboard. It doesn't require any technical adjustment, except for the left hand when playing above the 12th fret. The only thing that does seem to throw people off is if they use the neck-body joint as a visual 12th fret reference for positioning. The elevation tends to make it look like the neck-body joint is at a different fret (depending on how much elevation is present and what angle you look at your fretting hand), so the visual reference is different.Jen wrote:ok cool, so it didnt affect your technique or right hand position in any way then?
A raised fretboard generally gives you a greater string height above the soundboard - which is the opposite of what you want for a flamenco.mistermark wrote:Does anybody have a flamenco guitar with a raised fretboard? I would think the raised fretboard on a flamenco guitar would not be friendly for golpes?
I'm not sure of the true scientific explanation of this but what I know for sure is that having more mass under the fingerboard results in a fuller sound for that note.Intune wrote: Moreover, some proponents of elevated fingerboards claim they help make a guitar louder: the thinking is that the extra mass of wood between the soundboard and the fingerboard above the 12th fret acts to keep sound vibrations from being transmitted to the neck, where they do no good; therefore, there's more vibrational energy left to excite the soundboard. Intune