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Flatsawn Fingerboard ?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by geddyfan, Feb 5, 2014.


  1. Ok i've never done this before but will flatsawn purpleheart be a bad choice for a fingerboard. I usually use 1/4 sawn or close to it so I'm not sure what this will do. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    There is no reason it wouldn't be just fine.
     
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Disclosures:
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    flatsawn wood can chip out a little more on a refret.
     
  4. CustomTech

    CustomTech

    Aug 25, 2010
    ive never had a problem with a flatsawn fingerboard.....go for it.
     
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