Name: Fretless Guitar.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Guitars > Types > Modified.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Region: North America.
Description: The fretless guitar is modification of either the acoustic guitar or the electric guitar. The same modification can also be achieved on acoustic and electric bass guitars. Fretless guitars while uncommon in their usage in Western Music. They offer possibilities for exploring the capabilities of using microtones. Due to the lack of frets they have a shorter sustain and decreased acoustic volume.
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