I'm almost ready to put finish on a scratch built 34" scale upright neck for a cello bass project I've been working on for a few months.
The neck, headstock and heel are a lamination of 3 lengths of common maple.
I couldn't afford rosewood or ebony for the fingerboard so I used a real tight grained mahogany piece and will have to fill and finish.
What would be the best for the fingerboard finish, polyurethane (easier to work with) or try to use an epoxy type, and if epoxy what kind?
You should request that this be moved to the setup and repair board. You'll get much more educated answers there.
I think that using Maple for the fingerboard would be better than Mahogany, which is really soft.
Either way, I think a lot of people use boat epoxy on their fretless electric fingerboards ( á la Jaco) and i'm sure that would work just as well with an upright. I don't know if it's strictly necessary to do this, but it might lend some more life to the board. before you have to plane it.
Thanks, I'll move to s & r.
For all of its beauty and other wonderful qualities, most true mahoganies are dead-soft and will wear very rapidly. As mentioned above, maple would be a better bet, as would a relatively inexpensive tropical hardwood like jatoba.
If you're committed to the mahogany board at this point, hit it with as much penetrating epoxy (WEST system probably the most well-known) as it'll soak up in hopes of getting decent life from it
Thanks a bunch:)
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