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convertible guitar

 
Convertible Guitar

Working with the inventor of the convertible fret guitar, Alan, along with assistance from the GTRI shop, created a fully functional prototype of the design.  Starting with the patent drawings provided by the inventor, Alan designed and engineered the parts of brass, bronze, delrin and nylon.  The CNC machined fret board is solid bloodwood, while the neck itself is solid maple.

The design allows a guitarist to change from a fretted to frettless style of playing with a simple flip of the thumb knob.

Photography by Alan Harp