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Building my first guitar - Fretboard Construction

26 days ago by thamar | 5 comments »

After a couple of false starts this is the progress to date on the fretboard: I got some 1/4” Phenolic -CE grade board on ebay. This is a very stiff resin type board that has layers of cloth embedded in it. It is way better than MDF or plywood for making templates. The first step was to cut the Phenolic to the exact length of the fretboard. For that kind of precision cutting, I like to use the little Incra sliding table. Here is a picture of it actually cutting the one fretboard that I screwed up: Can’t recommend this little sliding table enough! It does a great job on small parts. I began by purchasing a Les Paul template (made out of MDF) on ebay. One o...

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