Hybrid fretboard, since I cannot play chromatic. I can noodle fairly good on diatonic, so the fretting would be that, but the board slotted chromatic, and those chromatic locations have their slots filled, colored and made flush.

Experimenting with how to mark a fretless board I discovered that the small zip ties fit into MY slots very very well. Zip ties also come in lots of colors....

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why not? give it a go.. need pics..lol

Well I was right calling it a silly idea. I have it backwards, frets are the 'control'. Fretting Diatonic and marking Chromatic doesn't work, the way i have to do it is fret Chromatic and mark the ones to skip for Diatonic.

or go compleatly fretless and mark the diatonic one colour and the others a different colour.

like make the dulcimer frets red and all the others black?? that sort of idea.

yeah, I've thought of that. It'll be one or the other, frets or fret;ess. I like the idea of fretless, that

s the way my 2-string bass is built, on the other hand, I think it might play slower (for me at least), with the need for more accurate finger placement. Just not sure...

This also might end up being a single subject test, i.e. a learning for setting frets, ain't done that yet, so maybe just a fretted diatonic on this one. I do want to do a combo on something though... 

I think it sounds like a  cool idea. Give her a whirl.

This reminds me vaguely of the Seagull Merlin...

Hi, all too hard for me, I had to look up what chromatic and diatonic was, would you believe.  

Found I have been playing one of them for over 50 years, haha.

Taff

Lol...

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