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Microtonal Guitar Types – 5 Interesting Guitar Designs

November 21, 2019


  • Reply Özgür Hız March 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Eyvallah. Yaratıcılık dolu fikirler. Başarılarınızın devamını dilerim.

  • Reply Emmanuel Lopez March 3, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Awesome, thanks for sharing it with the world!! 😀

  • Reply Uzay Samet AYDIN March 3, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    03:53 oha!1! çok iyi imiş..!!

  • Reply Asilkan Karataş March 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Tebrikler çok başarılı

  • Reply Koray Biber March 3, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Merhaba. normal bir gitarım var ve mikrotonal müzikler çalmak istiyorum. Gitarı hangi seslere ve frekanslara göre akort etmem gerektiği hakkında bilgi verebilir misiniz? Yaklaşık beş senedir sizi takip ediyorum ancak, bugün Fernando Perez'le yaptığınız bu videoyla büyülendim. Gitarıma değişik klavyeler yaptırabileceğim ustalar biliyor musunuz? Ankara'da ikamet ediyorum, İstanbul'la da görüşebilirim. Adım Koray Biber. Teşekkürler.

  • Reply WaRLoKWYATT March 4, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I need to hear more about this stuff. About like how you even come about starting to play this stuff and how to choose what microtones are gonna work together. Also, more examples with playing and sort of how you decide what to play. I mean I get it, but want to see more because my mind twists every time I see it haha.

  • Reply Tim Duyck March 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Should there be a way to calculate where the frets should be sawn in the fretboard? Let's say i want to build a classical guitar with a Pythagorean, quarter comma or microtonal fretboard: is there a way to calculate where the frets should go? sort of mathematical formulae?

  • Reply playbossanova April 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Can you design another movable fret guitar but one that can be easily adjusted cent by cent? Perhaps by putting a metric to the side of the fretboard that shows cents. Or maybe 9 commas between whole notes? Because this looks cumbersome to adjust precisely.

  • Reply CyberChapel April 7, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Fascinating video! Could you perhaps make a video about Thomas Perronet Thompson's Enharmonic Guitar? It would be very exciting to hear what Thompson's enharmonic guitar would actually sound like, since the only surviving example in Leipzig is unplayable. Your microtonal guitar should be able to demonstrate what Thopmson's enharmonic guitar sounded like. I would also love to hear you analyse and comment on the "True Temperament fretting system" invented by Anders Thidell. By the way, the man Fernando Perez refers to in the video is called: Tom Stone. Tom Stone invented a interchangeable fretboard system in the early 70'ties. Fernando Perez's system looks very nice too 🙂

  • Reply andsalomoni April 14, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    There is the indian slide guitar (lap style) too.

  • Reply Emrah Tek May 2, 2016 at 6:10 pm


  • Reply Nicholas Budiman June 2, 2016 at 11:46 am

    + How much would an electro acoustic adjustable micro tonal guitar cost?

  • Reply un usuario mas June 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    hey what is the size o the frets of the second fret boar guitar???

  • Reply un usuario mas June 12, 2016 at 5:40 am

    what is the tunning of your guitar ?

  • Reply Deniz Akalın June 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Sizin tasarladığınız gitar gibi perdeleri hareket ettirilebilen ve ekstra perde takılıp sökülebilen bir klavye yapımı mümkün müdür ? Eğer mümkünse, bu klavye Perez'in gitarına takılarak ilginç bir buluş ortaya konabilir bence.

  • Reply Yo Yo! June 25, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    What a nice, clear demonstration of some really useful guitar inventions! Thanks, guys! 🙂

    Those movable frets on Tolgahan's guitar look really easy to change and adjust – I want one! And I wonder exactly which microtonal tuning Fernando Perez has on his interchangeable fretboard? So I'm off to to find out!

  • Reply Zeynep Akgöl July 11, 2016 at 11:31 am

    çok ilginç !

  • Reply Anjali Venugopalan September 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Really opened my mind to something new! The 12 semitone system is so ingrained that it's hard to even sing a scale with an extra note apart from the usual 12.

  • Reply Mykhaylo Slobodyan September 13, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Hey, what was the name of that guitar with moveable "bones" down there so you can slide them with the right hand while playing? A bit like sarod, but not quite.

  • Reply Olmstead Runyon September 24, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Is that second fretboard that Fernando showed us the same system as a sitar? It looks like the same fret arrangement as sitar, but my memory might be rusty.

  • Reply Tarek Wisdom September 25, 2016 at 11:10 am

    @[email protected] WOW !!
    what the heck !!
    I'm really totally amazed by the ideas, wow impressive …. that's made me speechless.

    by the way, is such kind of guitar salable ?

  • Reply Blah Blahsen September 25, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    that interchangeable fretboard is genius. i want one. how do you get the boards to stay put and not move around? also how do you keep it radius-stable without a glued-down design? if the fretboard warps slightly doesnt it just ruin the action? it it like stabilized carbon fiber? also truss rods…where does that come into play?

  • Reply Jürgen Kraise October 2, 2016 at 11:20 pm


    Why? I didnt get that part. Why the guitar of Fernando allow to play in all systems… Does he meant, that fretboard can be changed?

  • Reply Scott Wallace October 4, 2016 at 5:02 pm


  • Reply Liz Kelley-Tavernier January 1, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    This is great!! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Reply Stewart Tunbridge January 8, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Thank you. Very enlightening. I mainly play metal but am delighted with these traditional sounds

  • Reply David Nazrishvili January 12, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Very interesting guitars…

  • Reply Bonk February 3, 2017 at 8:27 am

    What is happening?!! This makes my ears disappointed with my brain, and my brain hate my clumsy stupid fingers. Selling guitar; buying bongos.

  • Reply Spectral February 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Gentlemen, that was brilliant!

  • Reply Mikael Johansen February 15, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Does anyone know where i can buy a fretless classic guitar online relativly cheap? Like around 400euro or so

  • Reply Alexander February 23, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    this is genius!! strat, tele, lespaul etc are 1950's technology… this is 21 century tech!

  • Reply justin molanick March 31, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    that was awesome thank you!!

  • Reply jamma246 May 4, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    "My third fretboard is a fretless fretboard!"

    You shouldn't be allowed to call it a freboard then!

  • Reply mgkmgk May 9, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Tolgahan Bey, 6. bir seçenek olarak perdesiz bir klavyeye tıpkı bağlamadaki gibi tel sarımı ile bir "ayarlanabilir microtonal gitar" oluşturmak mümkün olur mu sizce? Böylece kayar perdeler ile çok çeşitli konfigürasyonlar oluşturmak mümkün olabilir. Tabii bu durumda gitar telleri ve klavyesi için bağlama sarım tellerinden daha farklı tel sarmak gerekebilir klavyeye, ama sanırım luthiyerlerimiz bunun için uygun bir sarım teli ayarlayabilirler belki. Konfigürasyonlar arasında hızlıca ayarlamalar yapabilmek için ise klavyeye kritik işaretlemeler de yapılabilir, belirli naturel veya koma sesleri yaklaşık olarak klavye üzerinde işaretlemek gibi. Denemeye değer mi sizce?

    Bu arada videolarınızı ilgiyle takip ediyorum, hem ülkemiz müziği hem de dünya müziği adına çok önemli bir iş yaptığınızı düşünüyorum.

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  • Reply SuperJiggawhat January 8, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing this video, and what a great idea! I will need to look into trying one of these great guitars out sometime.

  • Reply Tino Trivino April 16, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Amazing in 03:53 … And hugs to Fernando too 🙂

  • Reply Christopher Clarke July 23, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Thanks, guys, Despite being a western style of player and composer I have always had a love of eastern style and sound of music from the Turkish, classical Indian to Persian and other middle eastern music. It has always created a certain mood and vibration that I have not found in western music. Always had difficulty trying to reproducing it convincingly using western fretted instruments I now have some understanding why.
    The interchangeable fretboards are a wonderful solution, not forgetting the taping on the small frets as an option.

  • Reply Rafael Font August 2, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Thanks for mentioning microtonality in baroque music. Some string players even acknowledge the advantage of microtonality in contemporary classical music practice, where you use just intonation for chordal or harmonic parts and a more tempered or even opposite just (high sharps, low flats), "expressive" intonation for melodies. And I haven't even mentioned nineteenth century sources.

  • Reply owain bestley March 2, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    And to think I found out about favourite band now because of looking into microtones… Thank you very much absolutely love the channel!

  • Reply Marsel Music March 21, 2019 at 3:20 am

    2:03 i thought he was gonna say "This is the really jacked up one" jk it was fabulous

  • Reply Marsel Music March 21, 2019 at 3:21 am

    are the frets too tiny in some cases? or is it something to get used to?

  • Reply Evening Sun July 15, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    FreeNote Music makes guitars with frets in different tuning systems, including Harmonic Series.

  • Reply Deus Do KFé September 9, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    I Would like to know where to buy one of these Guitars, I'm love with them

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