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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:57 pm 
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Fretboard Extravaganza

I am offering up my services for custom milling, radiusing and slotting of guitar and bass fretboards. Click the following link to download the order form.
http://www.mediafire.com/?2xnzhiqog8v

I have a good selection of hand-picked domestic and exotic instrument-grade woods on hand; if I don't have it in stock, I can get just about anything on a day's notice (see list of wood options on the order form).

Fretboard blanks are available, precision milled to your exact width & thickness specs, with truncated end, nut slot or zero fret slot (your choice).

A variety of standard radii are available; 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12", 16", 20" and 28". I can also do compound radii and custom radii upon request.

A whole bunch of slotting scales are also available; standard, baritone, short-scale and long-scale bass included.

Standard radii are cut using precision-ground radius router bits:
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Slots are cut using precise templates and a radial arm saw:
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I've created an easy-to-use Excel spreadsheet order form here: http://www.mediafire.com/?2xnzhiqog8v

Select your quantity, wood type, scale length, number of frets, radius, type of nut slot, and TYPE IN your required width & thickness at the crown. If you want only a blank with no radius (flat) and no slots (fretless) I can do that too. duh

Fill in your shipping info and email the form back to me (email address is on the form). Payment can be made by PayPal, money order or good ol' cash. Shipping is usually $10-$15 depending on how many boards you order.

If you have trouble downloading the order form, just PM me with your email addy and I'll send it out to you.

A couple of options not yet on the order form:
inlaid dots: add $20 (specify MOP, abalone or plastic)

cut the taper: add $25 (specify total nut width, scale length and bridge string spacing)

wood binding: add $35 single layer, $40 double-layer (includes taper; specify wood type...could be same as the fretboard, or a different wood)

multiscale fretboards: add $100 (includes taper; specify total nut width, number of strings, inner & outer scales, bridge string spacing, and which fret is the perpendicular one).

I will take all orders now and start milling and shipping the boards at the conclusion of the swap meet, its way more efficient that way. Thanks for looking!

Here are some examples from the past year (not for sale!):
cocobolo compound fretless bass
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birdseye multiscale 8-string with binding
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flame maple 8-string bass
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leopardwood, birdseye, and curly purpleheart 7-string and 8-string guitar
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:35 am 
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Hi Erik,

I dont think your spreadsheet is working quite right, it's not charging anything for the fretboard blank. If you'd really like to let me have 5 BRW blanks for free though, I'll take them.

:P :P

Could you post a list of the prices on the blanks?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:07 am 
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Hi Greg,

I thought the same thing until i filled in the dimensions. the price is based off that. Put in 2.75" and .25" thick, and see the price (as an example).

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:09 am 
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Ah! [headinwall] :idea:

Thanks Glenn

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:49 am 
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Erik,

Can you make a 35.5" scale fingerboard? The table you sent doesnt list this size.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:04 pm 
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Ken, I know you're thinking of making a bass guitar, but why on earth would you want a 35 1/2" scale fingerboard? Oh, and if that's what it's for, with the neck/body junction at the 15th fret (to get the bridge in the right place) I'd be surprised if you find a case to fit it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:20 pm 
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it is for a completely different project Dave. There is a LOT more going on around my shop than I let on about.


Thanks for looking out for me though ! [:Y:]

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:49 am 
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Sorry guys....we got hit here in the DC area with a pretty good storm a couple of days ago, and we just got power back this morning.

glasalle wrote:
Hi Greg,
I thought the same thing until i filled in the dimensions. the price is based off that. Put in 2.75" and .25" thick, and see the price (as an example).


That's right guys....if you got no width, and you got no thickness....you got no fretboard!! duh

Ken, on the 35.5" scale....I could do it, but I don't have a template for that, so I'd have to CAD it out and it would be $35 on top of what the spreadsheet tells you. PM me if you're still interested.

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