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Frank's Fingerboard Top Crack has been my guide in dealing with an MD-12 that has the same issue but one addition--the soundboard has split…

Started by Bay Rum Around

5 Dec 7, 2020
Reply by Bay Rum Around

5 string fretted violin needs frets

Thank you for the admission here. I'm at a loss and have been searching for info on cutting fret slots in a violin fingerboard. A google se…

Started by Dennis Boring

41 Sep 20, 2015
Reply by Murray MacLeod

Botched nut channel--filed into fingerboard material

I may have filed into the end of the fingerboard slightly while preparing my Yamaha acoustic guitar's nut channel for a new nut.  It's not…

Started by Russell Holland

8 Oct 17, 2014
Reply by Russell Holland

Where the fourteenth fret falls - a first timer asks the community for input...

I'm building my first steel string, a small body cutaway, and I've arrived at an unresolved issue: I've cut my fret slots for a short scale…

Started by Mark Riess

35 Jul 5, 2014
Reply by Tim Mace

Know a "Rule of Thumb" for small fretwire size?

My sense is that many fretwire conventions we use today are customer driven and tend towards large sizes. When I've worked on older instru…

Started by Ken in Dallas

4 Feb 25, 2012
Reply by Pierre-Antoine Roiron

Eastern walnut as a fingerboard material?

Hello everyone, relatively new luthier here. I'm currently challenging myself to make a reasonable sounding electric using only domestic wo…

Started by Mac Walker

5 Jun 1, 2009
Reply by Russell Vance


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