I usually make my necks without any fret locators at all. I mark out the 3-5-7- & 12 on the edge of the neck and use a slide.  My question is can I just burn on the fret locations on the neck and not use actual fret wire.  Will it play as if it did have wire frets for making chords?

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Tom, it’s still gonna be fretless & won’t be as in tune like a fretted neck when you fret chords?Cheers

you can, but it will take a lot of practice. it will be like playing violin or cello or other stringed instrument . frets make it easy because all you have to do is press somewhere behind the fret for it to be in tune. on a fretless you have to press the string exactly over where the fret would be. 

its not impossible there are fretless 6 string guitars and fretless bass guitars..  you can still play it with a slide if things dont work out.. 

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