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Multi-piece f-board... ?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Sal_Paradise, Oct 12, 2004.


  1. I was thinking in the shower today, why have I never seen a multi-piece fretboard? Ye ole laminate kinda thang, ya know? Like... ya know, a fretboard made o' three or mo' pieces of wood.

    Ya know? Yeah... I think you get it.
     
  2. I've seen quite a few Carl Thompsons that have multi-piece fingerboards... Claypool's comes to mind...

    Also, someone here posted a bass he's building that has stringers on the edges, that one looked nice, like over-thick binding.
     
  3. Gracias! Yay, I've seen those hoodlebies with the thin strips up the sides (like a binding) but never like 3 whoppin' pieces of something.
     
  4. Skorzen

    Skorzen

    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    I did this once to hide a router slip :eyebrow: :D What I did ended up being pretty much like really heavt binding that went all the way though the neck. The outside 1/4" of the fretboard and the neck were a seperate piece. worked fine
     
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Ther are also the "melted top" Conklins.
     
  6. Tim Barber

    Tim Barber Commercial User

    Apr 28, 2003
    Serenity Valley
    Owner: Barber Music
    I'll be starting one like this in a week or so. The customer wants the neck lams to go clear through to the FB surface. It's a six-string with a 7 piece neck, so there will be a different color of wood showing between each pair of strings.