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> Zero fret, Primarily for lower production costs
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Zero fret

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The zero fret is primarily used to reduce production costs. The zero fret was commonly (but not exclusively) associated with cheaper instruments, since the cost of the labor involved in making a nut with slots carefully filed to the correct height is greater than the labor required to install a zero fret.


This is not true. No less than Chet Atkins himself had a zero fret on some of his signature guitars. Take a look at this Gretsch 6120 that Pete Townshend used.

It's been pointed out several times on the talk page that the statement is inaccurate, but in years nothing has been done about it.
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I remember hearing this crap argued about, 35 years ago. It's tiresome, and it's typical of
the "tone quester" idiocy. There is no "correct answer", and this is why so many of the guitar
articles on WP are worse than useless.
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That'd be a good title for a book about Wikipedia, "Worse than Useless".
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sat 2nd June 2012, 1:43am) *

I remember hearing this crap argued about, 35 years ago. It's tiresome, and it's typical of
the "tone quester" idiocy. There is no "correct answer", and this is why so many of the guitar
articles on WP are worse than useless.


Just curious, but have you ever written down all your objections to Wikipedia's guitar and electronics articles in one place?
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QUOTE(Emperor @ Sun 3rd June 2012, 10:15pm) *

QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sat 2nd June 2012, 1:43am) *

I remember hearing this crap argued about, 35 years ago. It's tiresome, and it's typical of
the "tone quester" idiocy. There is no "correct answer", and this is why so many of the guitar
articles on WP are worse than useless.


Just curious, but have you ever written down all your objections to Wikipedia's guitar and electronics articles in one place?


He'd be dumb enough to write it down in tab form.

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QUOTE(Web Fred @ Mon 4th June 2012, 4:51am) *

He'd be dumb enough to write it down in tab form.


Who doesn't like tab? What is wrong with you? wtf.gif
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QUOTE(Emperor @ Mon 4th June 2012, 1:58pm) *

QUOTE(Web Fred @ Mon 4th June 2012, 4:51am) *

He'd be dumb enough to write it down in tab form.


Who doesn't like tab? What is wrong with you? wtf.gif


There are lots of things wrong with me. I accept it and move on.
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