Slotted Fingerboard for Fender Bass

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Slotted Fingerboard for Fender Bass

About This Item

34" scale • 16" radius • 24 slots + nut slot
The 34" scale is Fender's standard bass scale and is also one of the most common bass scales in use today.

Suitable for traditional Fender installations with the fingerboard extending beyond the nut, or you can trim that portion off for other designs.

Our kiln-dried fingerboards have flat undersides, are unfretted (no inlays), and ready for trimming to fit a variety of neck widths.

Approximate dimensions: 2-1/2" x 26" x 1/4" (63.50mm x 660.40mm x 6.35mm)
Scale: 34" (863.60mm)
Radius: 16" (406.40mm)
Fret slots: 24 slots, 0.023" wide (0.58mm). Ready to accept our fretwire.
Nut slot: 1/8" wide (3.18mm)

By cutting the fingerboard shorter at the 2nd fret (at the nut end), it can be used on a 30-5/32" scale bajo sexto or baritone guitar.

Ebony is usually not uniformly black.
We offer Black Fingerboard Stain, as used by Gibson®, Paul Reed Smith® and other makers for darkening the streaks on ebony fingerboards, bridges and peghead overlays.

Need help calculating your fret locations?
Our online fret scale calculator can calculate any scale length you want to use. It will also give you accurate measurements for locating the bridge on your instrument.

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Nut slot,or not?

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought a 34" scale bass fretboard...I'm building a bass with a tilt-back headstock, so I didn't need the nut slot...I cut the fretboard off at the nut slot. Nice fretboard. Thanks!


Always on top of it

(Customer's Reviews)

Had to replace the truss rod& fretboard on a Pedulla bass
the fender bass scale fretboard blank was a perfect scale fit(cust also wanted it changed to marked fretless)when I started 40yrs ago a store like this didn't exist(had to make my own tools&jigs, still have some)also they come up with new tools/methods and share information
Thanks Stewmac!


You can do a lot with one of these

(Customer's Reviews)

If the nut slot is moved to the first fret, the result is the 'forbidden' 32.1" scale. A medium scale has all the ease-of-plying of a short scale, without the sloppiness of too-loose strings. By shortening the neck to 19 frets, you can build a 32" drop-in replacement for a 34" neck. The 20th fret can be retained by letting it overhang like many guitar necks. For a truss rod, StewMac's "Martin-style" rod can be shortened to fit with little more than hand tools. The same operation at the second fret gives a true 30.3" short-scale, while the third fret gives a 28.6" baritone guitar. Of course, at that point you only have 21 frets left. 4 stars because the board I received was rather rough and not the nicest grain, although it cleaned up acceptably, and is straight and true, which is the most important thing. My almost-finished 32" Jazzmaster.

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