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fingerboard radius and glue...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by godoze, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    two questions:
    1. How is fingerboard radius measured ?
    2. Has anyone considered using hide glue to attach a fingerboard ? I ask since i know that violin makers use it for everything on the instrument in case the thing needs to be taken apart. It seems like this might be useful on a fretless in case you want/need to change the fingerboard.

    thanks !
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    You can use Titebond and get the board off without too much difficulty, too.

    The fingerboard radius is just that. It's the radius of the circle that the cambered fingerboard fits into.