How to play the note on the 24th fret of the 1st string when my guitar only has 22 frets?



Asked by: Tracy Turner

Are 24 fret guitars easier to play?





They are generally easier to play because the neck is shorter so you don’t have to reach as much down the fretboard. 24 fret guitars are good if you want to be able to play more notes, without moving down a string. Some songs, particularly in the metal genre, require 24 frets to play them properly.

Are 24 frets necessary?

24 frets are not essential.

How many notes does a 24 fret guitar have?

On a 24 fret guitar, there are only 49 notes! (That’s 4 octaves) (ok, 49 notes if you count the first E. That is note one at fret zero. You could say there are 37 notes in the first 12 frets, with 36 semitones from start to finish.

Do 22 fret guitars sound better?

Because there are two less frets, the neck pickup is usually further away from the bridge. This gives the guitar a warmer, more mellow tone than a 24-fret neck pickup can produce. If you are looking for a guitar that can deliver a nice jazz tone, then a 22-fret will be superior to a 24-fret guitar.

Can you replace a 22 fret neck with a 24 fret neck?





The short answer is yes. You can put any scale neck on anybody, as long as it fits the pocket and lines up straight. Most 24 fret guitars have a longer neck length than 22 fret guitars, even if the overall scale length is similar.

How long is a 24 fret fretboard?

Similar Scale Length



So similar guitars such as a 22 fret Stratocaster and a 24 Supercaster will still have the same 25.5” scale length.

How many frets should a beginner guitar have?

Standard acoustic guitars have 19 frets, but some acoustic guitars may have between 18 and 20 frets. Frets on an acoustic guitar are divided into two: 12 to 14 frets running from the nut to the start of the guitar’s body. 6 to 8 frets from the sound hole to the end of the guitar’s neck.

Do Les Pauls have 24 frets?

Yes. Well, pretty much. There are some very special/specific models that have 24 frets. For example, the Gibson Buckethead Les Paul has 24 frets.

Is a 24 fret guitar a baritone?

Baritones are 6-string fretted instruments usually tuned B, E, A, D, F#, B (with the 5th string E matching the 6th string E on a standard guitar), with a scale length of around 27″.



How many frets is a 3/4 guitar?

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Why do guitars have 21 frets?

As far as the 21/22 fret argument, Fenders were originally designed with 21 frets because that was how many frets fit on the neck before the neck pocket ran out.

How many frets does Les Paul have?

Les Paul models are known for having 22 frets. This is the same whether we are talking about the Epiphone Les Paul, or it’s big brother Gibson. This comes from the history of the electric guitar, and the heritage. Both the SG and Les Paul both use 22 frets, in fact.



How do you count frets?


You know the first one's at the third fret uh the fifth seventh ninth and twelfth. So you don't need to count.

Is a Strat or Les Paul easier to play?

Les Paul vs Strat String Tension



A big part of a guitar’s playability is due to string tension. The higher the string tension, the harder you need to work to press down and move the strings. A Les Paul has lower string tension when compared to a Strat with the same gauge strings. This makes a Les Paul easier to play.

What makes a guitar neck fast?

A fast neck is a guitar that has been set up to make it easier to play fast parts. The neck tends to have a thin and flat shape to improve fret access. Low action height and larger frets can also help a guitar neck feel fast.

What wood is best for guitar body?

Mahogany, mainly used in the acoustic world, for back and sides. It is the most commonly used hardwood because it’s relatively economical, durable, attractive, easy to work with and resonant. Mahogany became popular in guitars because it is attractive and cheaper to get than rosewood.



What is the most comfortable guitar to play?

What Are Some Comfortable Electric Guitars? Regardless of your body size, the two most popular choices are the Stratocaster shape, and the Les Paul shape. You just simply can’t go wrong with either one, although some people dislike the weight of the Les Paul.