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Any place out there to get an extra long 36" scale slotted fingerboard?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Jan 8, 2006.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I am going to contact LMI but I was wondering what ideas you all might have. I need 30 fretslots Macassar Ebony.
     
  2. I take it that you've informed your client that the last frets in that scale and fret number would be about 3/8" apart?

    Damn near impossible to play.
     
  3. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Thanks mr. 'bone He wants a lined fretless. I should have made that clear I don't go beyond the 20th myself but mine is not to question why...........

    I thought I had more links to fingerboard makers but I don't. Just LMI and stewmac. Larry doesn't slot boards does he?..........t
     
  4. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I've seen 36 fret bass necks played by people.

    3/8" is pretty close to what the fret to fret spacing is at the end of a guitar fretboard. My guitarist seems able to play it.
     
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    And mandolins get closer than that. Your finger just covers a few frets, the one closest to the bridge being the only one doing any work.