“I keep meaning to send an email and let you know that I got the prem. Indian Rosewood and was very pleased. You all at LMII have always given me great reason for trust in doing business with you. You have always treated me well and in a prompt and professional fashion. You have always helped with any problems that I might. have. Your staff is knowledgeable and professional and the materials have been great. You guys run the type of business that makes me look for things I need that I can get from you. If that doesn't work (look for things I might need in the future). Thank you for giving me a place where I can buy my materials with confidence.”
CUSTOMER QUOTE “I just received my order of Rosewood fingerboards and they are perfect. The radius and slots are dead on and the wood is beautiful. Thank You, RLB.”
The radiused fingerboard is ¼" thick at the thickest part in the center of the board. Your fingerboard can be radiused and then slotted to any scale.
In order to more accurately radius fingerboards, we use a shaper/molder type tool with specially ground blades. A few notes:
When slotting radiused fingerboards, we work off of the center line of the board to slot it. In other words, your fret slots are perpendicular to the centerline of the board. We do not trim the boards at all, leaving you the ability to trim the board to the size you require.
When slotting unradiused fingerboards, we work off the edge of the fingerboard (which has been jointed) with the exception of the tapered Indian Rosewood fingerboards where we slot perpendicular to the centerline. All Indian Rosewood fingerboards are tapered.
Radiused boardsare not finished sanded and will require a small amount of fine finish sanding. Our radius blocks (SRP1620 or SRP1012) work well for this task.
PLEASE NOTEthatwe do not radius:
Bass fingerboards wider than 3.25"
Birdseye Maple fingerboards Birdseye Maple fingerboards do not radius well using our shaper/molder as they tear badly regardless of the sharpness of the blades.