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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 59jazz, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    could purpleheart be used for a fretless fingerboard?
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Yeah, and a lot of people do.

    From what I understand it is a pretty dense and hard wood, which are qualities you want in a fretboard.

    a friend of mine built two guitars with purple heart fretboards.

    Bill conklin makes some as well.
  3. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    And it's cheap!!! $4.25 bf around here.