HOW TO: Lined Fretless Fingerboard I figured I would post this How to because I was surprised no one had already done so. I hope this helps someone. Here is my precut Cocobolo fretboard. In my case this is a 34" scale going on a 5 stringer. I've blown out the grooves with compressed air to make sure nothing was lodged in there that would block the wood inlay In my case I am inlaying some birch laminate that I had leftover from the neck blank. The thickness of the laminate was a perfect fit for the precut board that LMI has. I bought it from a local woodworking store and made sure that there was no paper or fabric backing on it. Precut your pieces to the width of your fretboard. For height I just eyeballed it at around 1/4". When I cut them I've oriented the grain horizontally to keep the piece of veneer stable when inserting. If you cut the strip of laminate the wrong way it will weave like those old wooden snake toys. For gluing the strips I took a piece of cauling I had lying around and put a heap of glue on it so I could dip and set as I went up the neck Don't overdo it on the glue, just a thin line on the bottom of both sides will be sufficient. I set them by inserting one side close to the end and then pressed the rest along the line being careful not to crush the laminate. This is what they should look like. Set firmly on the bottom of the fret channel. All of the lines are now set and ready for trimming. I used an exacto knife and cut it like peeling an apple using my thumb for leverage. All laminates are now cut and ready for sanding to flush out with the board. I used 60 grit paper to quickly take the stubs down being careful to not create a groove in the board. This fretboard has a date with a few different grits of sandpaper and a radius sanding block. Images have been fixed.