Thoughts on Stambaugh SB (single cutaway) model playability?

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  1. lordradish

    lordradish

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    Hey folks,

    Next month, I'm paying a visit to Chris Stambaugh so I can have him design a fretless 5 for me (I just can't afford a Wal :crying:).

    I'm really intrigued by his SB single cutaway model. I know there's quite a few Stammie owners on here... how is it accessing the upper frets? I'm not much of a soloist, but I do go above the 12th from time to time... did it take a lot of altering of your technique when you play this? I noticed in some of his custom designs, some people seem to notch the top back just a bit, so there's a little easier access.

    Thoughts?
  2. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

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    I think part of the accessibility would depend on the neck joint and how you generally hold the neck.
    Best thing: there is probably some stuff at Chris' for you to try out. Let him know about your concerns and I'm sure that he'll accommodate your needs.
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    You should talk to the club, they will be the best to talk to!
  4. Moe Monsarrat

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    I have a sc Stammie. It is a dream to play and the upper note access is very easy to use. Mine has Aero pups and a John East preamp. Nice.
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  6. lordradish

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    Thanks! I'll go hangout over there.

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