Tell me what is the normal procedure for eliminating the 5 or 6 frets that extend to the end of the fingerboard. You know that part of the fretboard that extends itself to within (looks like) better than two inches close to the bridge. I have an Epiphone E-MM-50 F-style and when I go to pick, well, the sweet spot is right under these frets and I get a 'clicking' sound as the pick hits these frets. Wonder why they do this anyway? Does anyone really play up there with any kind of consistency?
Wish I could describe it better but I think you'll know what I mean once you use your imagination. I see that some mandolins have about 5 or 6 of these frets removed and it looks like not only the frets are gone but that part of the fretboard is made 'thinner' where these frets were as if a luthier kind of gouged out the extension that held the frets. Please explain if you can. I think I will need something done as that 'clicking' sound is not good, for sure.