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Flatsawn Fingerboard ?

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

  1. geddyfan

    geddyfan Supporting Member

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    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

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    There is no reason it wouldn't be just fine.
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro

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    flatsawn wood can chip out a little more on a refret.
  4. CustomTech

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    ive never had a problem with a flatsawn fingerboard.....go for it.

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