• Llexileon

    Further to JSHRED's comments I'd say that Scallops can be viewed as training wheels in many ways - You really have to play very precisely and apply just the right amount of pressure when playing bends/vibrato on scalloped fretboards, otherwise you're flailing around all over the place going way out of tune because there is so much less resistance now that the fretboard is out of the picture. This forces you to focus all your technique on the string itself and not rely on the wood around the string for stability or to provide friction. I think that's a sure way to improve technique which is instantly transferred back to typical non-scalloped instruments - all of a sudden you don't find yourself pushing down on the strings as much or pushing your fingers into the fretboard - its all smooth gliding motions and very efficient contact of the string/frets.