Category - Guitar Fretboard

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The Guitar Fretboard
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Installing Fretboard Side Dots
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Shaping the Guitar Nut
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Gluing the Guitar Fretboard
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Fitting The Fretboard
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Cutting Fret Channels
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Fretboard Thickness
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Guitar Scale Length
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Fretboard Saddle Width
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Fretboard Nut Width

The Guitar Fretboard

First of all, let’s clear one thing up. You will see the terminology fretboard and fingerboard used interchangeably throughout not only this site, but around different luthiers and guitar people as well. There is nothing wrong with using either term as a fretboard does hold frets and a fingerboard is used by the fingers. In[…]

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Installing Fretboard Side Dots

The side position markers are really very helpful for guitarists fret position information. Learn how to install both plastic and shell position markers in either wood or plastic fretboard sides or bindings.

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Shaping the Guitar Nut

Shaping the Guitar Nut is a tedious task that if not complete precisely and correctly, you risk having to start all over again with a new guitar nut. Follow our detailed instruction on just how to shape the nut as it relates to the frets, the fretboard and the headpiece angle.

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Gluing the Guitar Fretboard

This article deals in detail with methods with which to glue a guitar fretboard to the guitar neck. Tools and materials are listed as well as necessary steps to take prior to beginning this operation.

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Fitting The Fretboard

Getting the fretboard perfectly registered prior to gluing is essential. This step is outlined in this article as to how to install registration pins in the guitar neck to prevent the fretboard from sliding out of position during the gluing process.

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Cutting Fret Channels

Learn how to properly cut the fret channels for fretted instruments. The most precise way of cutting these channels is by the use of a fret channel cutting template and jig. We have plans available for you to make your own precise fret channel cutting jig with removable templates for different scales.

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Fretboard Thickness

Believe it or not the thickness of the fretboard has quite some significance. This is typical for several different and various reasons. Classical Guitar Fretboard Thickness: For the Classical Guitar the fret board thickness aids in the strength of the neck and when used in combination with center ebony reinforcement lamination in the neck construction[…]

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Guitar Scale Length

The actual length of the scale is the measured length between the backside of the nut (or from the center of the zero fret, (if there is one installed) to the center of the saddle midway between the 3rd and 4th strings. The scale length of the guitar is one subject that can be very[…]

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Fretboard Saddle Width

Acoustic Guitars: Actually the title of this article is a bit deceiving. We actually do not have a width of the fretboard at the saddle. What we do have though is the width of the fretboard at the soundhole is definitely influenced by the saddle width. Now that makes more sense. With electric guitars, it[…]

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Fretboard Nut Width

Acoustic Guitars: The dimension of the guitar fretboard has been an item of popular discussion among both guitar pickers and luthiers alike. Guitar nut width has almost always been standardized for dreadnought 14 fret acoustic guitar at about 1-11/16″ give or take a whisker, depending on the guitar maker. Since C.F. Martin was the standard[…]

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