Custom guitar instrument does not support left/right hand fingering

Hello,

In Dorico 5.1, I created a custom guitar instrument in the following way:

  1. Library > Instruments…
  2. Search for “7-string”
  3. Select the existing “7-string Electric Guitar” instrument
  4. Click “New Instrument From Selection”
  5. Make the desired edits (in this case, I gave it a grand staff and changed the default tuning)

If I enter fingerings (Shift+F popover) for my custom instrument, it doesn’t detect that it is a fretted instrument, and does not provide L vs R hand options. The original 7-string Electric Guitar does detect this correctly.

Did I miss a step somewhere to get this to work correctly? Can anyone confirm if this is a limitation with the current version of Dorico?

Thanks,
Steve

No, you’re not missing anything. This is a little bug, which I will make sure gets fixed as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience in the meantime.

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Thanks so much, Daniel!

Confirming this is fixed in Dorico 5.1.10.

Thanks to everyone involved in providing such a quick fix. Much appreciated!