Toppscore ============= The neck headstock decal serial number states S853090 = 1977/1978.
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Guitar inlays come in many shapes, sizes, and placements on the instrument, but the original placement on the fretboard served a very specific purpose that unlocks a player's ability to work the entire neck without making mistakes. I guess that explains why my grandma shreds like Steve Vai, right? There may be some truth to that "dot" statement, but we can’t always follow the dots these days. Using them might take a little practice but what else are you doing, you guitar freak!
Today, we bust the method wide open and make it as accessible to beginners as it is for the masters... Sometimes we have to follow the diamonds, vampire bats, roses and thorns, and even the solar system planets. Put your thinking cap on because we're going to start with a little music theory in our grand discussion on... Guitar fret inlays are the markers along the neck of the guitar, usually circular dots, that serve as a visual aid so you can guide your hand to the notes you intend on playing.
It turns out that the natural notes of the C Major Scale lie along the open E strings on all of the inlays, which are the odd numbered frets.
The only exception to this rule is the 9 Another reason the frets are so important is they help to define hand positions while playing the instrument.