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Edge Dots
© Frank Ford, 9/14/98 Photos by FF

Most of us see this view of the neck as we play guitar, mandolin or banjo:

As cool and decorative as the fingerboard inlay may be, for many of us it's not so useful as the little dots inlaid into the edge of the fingerboard.

Most modern fretted instruments have these little markers for easy reference.

Classical guitars usually do not. It's a matter of tradition.

I frequently
inlay edge dots for classical players who like to have these little signposts along the way.

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