Shakti!

Geoff has been working on an interesting project today: scalloping the fretboard on a Yamaha Silent Guitar.  This allows for extreme bending and vibrato techniques, without that pesky fretboard getting in the way – kind of like a sitar, which is where the idea comes from.  Scalloped fingerboards have been popularized by John McLaughlin, Steve Vai, and of course Yngwie Malmsteen.

Want to know how a scalloped neck can sound?  Check out our favorite wank-meister ripping it up on his scalloped Strat:

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