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Pre-slotted/Pre-radiused Fingerboards

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LMI stocks a good selection of pre-slotted and pre-radiused boards ready to ship. These fingerboards are not tapered, allowing you more leeway in your design. The boards are CNC slotted with a nut slot offset to correct for fret saw blade kerf for compensation purposes, so that the bridge-edge of the slot is at true zero. This method of slotting works well for most builders. To bring the breakaway point of the nut slot closer to the bridge, it is easy to file away the amount of material desired. This method will not allow a zero fret.

An inch of wood is left behind the nut on the SFB5.

For more options use our Fingerboard Slotting/Radiusing Service.

MINIMUM DIMENSIONS:

  • Steel String Fingerboard:
    20" x 2 1/2" x 1/4" / 508mm x 63.5mm x 6.35mm
    (the Indian Rosewood boards are slightly tapered).

  • Classical Fingerboard
    20" x 2 3/4" x 1/4" / 508mm x 69.9mm x 6.35mm 
    (the Indian Rosewood boards are slightly tapered).

  • Ukulele/mandolin boards:
    12" x 2" x 1/4" / 304.8mm x 50.8mm x 6.35mm

IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE: Due to the recent CITES convention ruling we are no longer able to ship Rosewood parts, including Indian Rosewood, outside of the U.S. However, we expect to be able to send select Rosewood products to our customers in Canada beginning the first week of January 2017. Look for the Maple leaf next to the applicable parts. Canadian HST and GST taxes will apply and the wood will be received on a separate invoice from the other items in your order.