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View Poll Results: Fret Marker Size

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  • Original Smaller Fret Marker

    25 89.29%
  • Newer Larger Fret Marker

    3 10.71%
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  1. #16
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    I'm a big fan of the small dot inlays and the martini glass inlays.
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  2. #17
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    The large dots wouldn't put me off buying a guitar, but given the choice I'd go for the small ones, or something else entirely.
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  3. #18
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    I prefer small, or side dots and none on the fretboard. Or small and side dots.
    I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it. EVH

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  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    I'm a big fan of the small dot inlays and the martini glass inlays.
    Well Pete the martini glass inlays are special and will always hold a special place around here.

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  5. #20
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    I think the classiest configuration is a single, ornate design at the 12th fret. There are quite a few brands that have some sort of variation of this and I think they all look great. Basically, a design like the NOMAC Majesty board. Pure class.

    My 2nd option would be the starry night unmarked board. Also classy. Unfortunately the sparkle and color were not for me this time around. I'd love to see the unmarked ebony come back in a glossy, non-sparkle finish.

    A distant 3rd place would be a full scale ornate design (just please no flowers or vines )

    Basically, I hate dots.
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  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Etudica View Post
    I think the classiest configuration is a single, ornate design at the 12th fret. There are quite a few brands that have some sort of variation of this and I think they all look great. Basically, a design like the NOMAC Majesty board. Pure class.
    I can get behind that. I came close to buying a guitar from a new brand without having ever picked one up a few weeks ago because I thought it was really classy looking -- black with white binding and a 12th fret design. Loved it instantly. I might go into debt for a limited Axis in that configuration with a nice design.
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  7. #22
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    Well they use to have the special BFR logo which I was sure about at first, but it grew on me and when I got my AL HH, I really liked it in person. There were those that didn't like it, but in my opinion it was done well.

    Etudica, but if you had to chose a small or large dot which might be your choice.

    Sure there are tons of fret designs out there, but I was just focusing on what EBMM's offering. I'm sure people would pay more for different fret marker. And the Starry night I wasn't sure at first, but I like the look after seeing one in person.

    Glenn |B)
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    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!!"

  8. #23
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    I prefer the larger dots. The roasted maple neck on my Valentine is highly figured. If it had small dots they would disappear.

  9. #24
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    Small dots. They are one of many nice details that make EBMM instruments unique.
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  10. #25
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    Smaller or no dots for me as well.


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  11. #26
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    Huge fan of smaller dots = classic
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  12. #27
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    Bump
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!!"

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