The Ibanez AELFF10 Fan Fret Acoustic Electric is something different. Looks strange, but plays really well.
The purpose of the fanned-fret system is to optimize the tension of each string—creating a more "alive," open tone. The different fret-to-bridge distances enhance tonality, creating a better-sounding instrument. This design not only expands harmonic complexity, but also improves playability across all six strings. The slant of the fanned-frets ergonomically coordinates with the way a players hand angles as it moves up and down the neck—facilitating quick, comfortable playing action.