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Birdseye Maple Fingerboards

FINGERBOARDSTemperedBirdseyeFBBEEL500
Tempered birdseye Maple

Good Birdseye Maple is hard to come by, but we have been getting some really excellent boards lately -some with subtle quilt like figure in addition to the Birdseye figure (ask about availability). Far more stable than flamed Maple, these are the only way to go if you want to dress up a Fender style electric.

“Tempered”, “Roasted”, “baked” or 'cooked' woods are exposed to temperatures of 350° to 425° Fahrenheit (about 180°-220° Celsius). They are "cooked" in a vacuum chamber so that there is no flame or burning. The process is called 'torrefaction'. There are number of positive results with tempered wood including a darker color, greater stability, feel, and tone.

NOTE: Unfortunately we are unable to radius Birdseye Maple fingerboards. We use a shaper/molder type tool to radius our boards and the grain of Birdseye Maple tears out when attempting to radius it. Our radius blocks , SRP1620 or SRP1012, work well for this task.

FINGERBOARDSBirdseyeWFBE500
Birdseye Maple
(not tempered)

 

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SKU Product Name In Stock Each 3+  
FBBEELSGTM Steel Str./Elec. fingerboard, tempered birdseye Maple, strong figure
Yes $27.95 $24.88
FBBEELGDTM Steel Str./Elec. fingerboard, tempered birdseye Maple, good figure
Yes $22.08 $19.65
FBBEELGD Steel Str./Elec. fingerboard, birdseye Maple, good figure
Yes $19.87 $17.68
FBBEELSB Steel Str./Elec. fingerboard, birdseye Maple, subtle figure
Yes $15.70 $13.97
FBBE4STRGD Bass fingerboard, birdseye Maple, good figure
Yes $25.83 $22.99
FBBE4STRSB Bass fingerboard, birdseye Maple, subtle figure
Yes $20.41 $18.16
FBBE6STRGD 6-string bass fingerboard, birdseye Maple, good figure
Yes $29.81 $26.53
FBBE6STRSB 6-string bass fingerboard, birdseye Maple, subtle figures
Yes $23.55 $20.96