If you see slanted frets on a guitar and wonder what the HECK is going on, you’re not alone. Despite multiscale/fan fret guitars being around since before Ralph Novak patented the idea in 1989 and the idea of a multiscale fingerboard dating back to drawings from the 1600’s, it’s still not so common that everyone knows about them – and there’s a lot to know!

In this video, I break down all you need to know before you invest in one of these fine pieces of engineering art.

The guitar I use to demonstrate the concept in this video is the brand new Kiesel Type-X that was just released, more info on it here.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.