As you know, I have a building addiction, and there just ain’t no cure.... I’ve been intrigued with multiscale instruments for a while. I’ve read all about their advantages and disadvantages, but the only way to know for sure is to just try one, right? But I’m not really the kind of guy who just trots down to the local music store, and even if I did, the chance of them actually having a multi in stock is astoundingly small. And, since I have a building addiction, well, let’s just build one! I have a bunch of scrap maple cutoffs from the EUV lying around, and waste not want not, right? I have always bought fingerboard blanks from www.lmii.com, and paid the $9 to let them do the slotting. But they don’t do multiscale (or if they do, it’s not orderable on their website). So, knowing this day would come, I bought one of their fret slotting saws. And thanks to the good folk at ekips.org - home, I can sit at my computer, type in all of my parameters, and print out a full-sized PDF, then stick it onto my fingerboard blank and saw along the lines. What could be easier? Because I have somewhat small hands, I’ve been favoring medium scales lately, mostly 33”, so I thought I would start with a relatively conservative multi, from 34” to 32”. A few years back StewMac had Macassar ebony fingerboard blanks on closeout, so I bought a few. They’re nice and thick, and some even have nice striping. Here we are with the fret template glued on, and setting up some guide boards for the slotting.