Fret Marker Decals

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fast eddie
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Fret Marker Decals

Post by fast eddie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:40 pm

My CG, like most, has no markers anywhere on the fretboard. I decided I would like small white dots on the top edge, to mark the 5th, 7th and 9th frets. I looked on the internet and found a whole new world of guitar decals that I didn't know existed. Anyway, I bought some from the link below, which turned out to be an Amazon site. They claim that they use a dry color transfer that will not harm the wood. I bought 9 dots for $6.70 and they were easy to apply. But to tell the whole truth, I put the first ones on the wrong side of the neck and had to remove them with my fingernail. After re-sticking on the correct side, they look pretty good.

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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by fast eddie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:42 pm

Sorry I didn't realize that commercial links are a no no.
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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by doralikesmath » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:54 pm

It looks really nice, wonder if is there any one selling it in the UK. (The link format is just too familiar to me so I know what to replace to get the original link)
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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by Kent » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:13 pm

Hello Fast Eddie,
We manufacture them! Send me your address via private message, and I will send you some replacements.
These are available in the UK at Classical Guitars Plus.

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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:05 am

I would love to get some fret markers for my guitar! Sometimes I get lost trying to find the correct fret at fast speeds!

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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by eno » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:27 am

Stringsbymail also sells them. I always play with fretmarks and if a guitar does not have them then I place decals
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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by TheEvan » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:43 am

I apply a small dot of White Out. It comes off with a bit of fingernail.

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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by larryguitar » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:28 am

I use a piece of surgical tape at the 7th fret. I can make it a big arrow, LOL. I really should make the jump to playing with no fret markers, I'm close.

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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by larryguitar » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:28 am

duplicate

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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by georgemarousi » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:58 pm

To mark the 7th fret, I use Kling - on semi permanents, they are fine. Seldom you may need to replace one.

ah, when used all, I used a bit of blanco, seems ok!
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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:00 pm

No fret markers is yet another piece of tradition that we can do better without. Classical guitar is hard enough. Fret markers make it that much easier. I specc'ed them on my Gore, and added decals on my Rodriguez. Fret markers for the win!
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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:05 pm

tippex on the 7th for me
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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by larryguitar » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:24 pm

Andrew Pohlman wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:00 pm
No fret markers is yet another piece of tradition that we can do better without. Classical guitar is hard enough. Fret markers make it that much easier. I specc'ed them on my Gore, and added decals on my Rodriguez. Fret markers for the win!
Fret markers are ok but I think they become less useful as you gain fretboard knowledge. Too many fret markers can actually make things more confusing. I've seen guitars with a marker on almost every fret and I just think that is too much.

Here is is a guitar that is sort of like the one I saw on the Bay.

https://lunaguitars.wordpress.com/2013/ ... au-guitar/

I love Art Nouveau, but I would never buy this guitar because of the fret markers on 3,5,7,9,12,15,17, and 19. This is a steel-stringed instrument but I saw a nylon-stringed guitar that had the same markers, and they were huge inlaid markers so there was no way to blot them out. I got a headache just looking at it.

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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by tubeman » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:19 pm

I bought some from The Site That Shall Not Be Named made by Rosette Guitar Products. They work well and are easy to apply.
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Re: Fret Marker Decals

Post by beanctr » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:55 pm

I love the decals, I only use the 7th so a package should last a while. R
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