fretboard radius?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by cods, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. cods


    Sep 16, 2003
    could someone explain this to me?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    If you looked at a cross section view of the fingerboard, you'd see that it arcs.

    Now, imagine the circle that the arc would create. The radius is just that - the radius of that circle.

    Obviously the shallower the arc, the larger the circle that would be created by it. That why the flatter the neck, the higher the radius. It seems counter-intuitive, but it isn't.