Slotted Fingerboard for Gibson

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24.562" scale • 12" radius • 24 slots
Note: Gibson® guitar scale is commonly referred to as 24-3/4" but is actually 24.562".

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Slotted Fingerboard for Gibson Ebony


Item # 1058
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Slotted Fingerboard for Gibson Rosewood


Item # 1058-R
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Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


24.562" scale • 12" radius • 24 slots
Note: Gibson® guitar scale is commonly referred to as 24-3/4" but is actually 24.562".

This is the most common of three different scales described as 24-3/4" by Gibson over the years. Many Gibson's have alternate scale lengths—please measure your guitar before ordering!

Tip: For 20-fret necks, simply cut off the four highest slots.

Gibson® 24-3/4" scale changes over the years
The Gibson 24-3/4" scale is one of the most common, and most confusing of all scale lengths-this is because it rarely ever measures out to be 24-3/4 inches! This scale has gradually changed over the past fifty or so years due to changes in production equipment.

Learn more about scale length and how scale length affects tone.

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

Approximate dimensions: 2-3/8" x 18-1/2" x 15/64" (60.32mm x 469.90mm x 5.95mm)
Scale: 24.562" (623.87mm)
Radius: 12" (304.80mm)
Fret slots: 24 slots, 0.023" wide (0.58mm). Ready to accept our fretwire.

A note about ebony:
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 when desired.

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Slotted Fingerboard for Gibson

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Rosewood fretboard - awesome!

By danz from Round Rock, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 04, 2011

Beautiful fretboard. There were horizontal machine marks running the length of the board. After sanding with 600 grit paper, I cleaned it with denatured alcohol. This is a beautiful fretboard! This is for a flying-V. My last build was an Explorer with an ebony board, also a very nice board. My next build will definitely be another Rosewood board from Stewmac.

Nice Fretboard

By Ron Snell from Dundee, Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Great piece, nice grain on the rosewood, frets fit perfectly, finished nicely with fret oil.

Best Value for Money Fretboard

By Mal MacRae from Sydney - Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 05, 2011

Over the last few years I have been going to the wood work shows in Australia and looking at fret boards. I am amazed at the cost of just a blanks being asked by the merchant ...... sometimes as high as $200. Stewmac have really thought through their Fret Board and taken away all of the fiddly shaping work for guitar builders.

When I got my first one I checked all of the fret slots and found every one of them was right on dimension for scale length. They also fit the frets perfectly. I cannot think of ever wanting to use another fret board. Keep up the good work.

Excellent quality boards

By JZ Guitars from Edison, NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 30, 2011

Stew Mac fingerboards are of the highest quality and fit their frets perfectly. Never had one go wrong, high precision fret slots and perfect radius every time. Such a huge time and money saver.

Low price and amazing quality!

By Nolan Peach from Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I love these fingerboards, they all have beautiful grain, are straight as a bullet, sound great, and are slotted perfectly. I usually finish mine with the ColorTone Fingerboard Finishing Oil (#3863) and they just pop after it. The price on these is unbeatable too. There a great deal and I'll be ordering many more.

Ebony board

By Kench from Istanbul
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 04, 2011

I have used one of these Ebony boards for my LP project in 2005. I was scared when I measured the scale on the actual board (it was not 24 3/4"). But then I noticed 24 3/4 is actually the compensated value of the true scale of 24 9/16". It fit perfectly on my neck.

StewMac suggests using black stain for darker appearance but I don't think it is necessary. A grainy ebony board looks and feels better in my opinion. Just sand and polish the surface up to 800 grit before fretting, then apply linseed oil to prevent "dry" feel.

And remember that ebony boards are extremely hard and fragile to cracking and chipping. Be careful when sawing, fretting and especially when de-fretting (chips easily). I suggest NEVER to use glue when fretting. You will most likely chip out quite a bit of wood if/when you have to re-fret the instrument.

Great Product

By Andrew M from Kansas
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 28, 2011

(Ebony) Arrived two days after I ordered and it looks and feels amazing. Great job StewMac!


By Jacob Nu+¦ez from Victorville,CA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 05, 2011

very fragile don't keep on couch but a very good piece of wood.

A Rosewood by any other name

By Porterhouse Pat from Charleston, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 04, 2011

I recently ordered this product from StewMac for a Les Paul/Gretsch 6128 project. The items arrived quickly and the fingerboard had a beautiful grain pattern which will enhance my project. I strongly recommend this product and company.

Looks and feels great

By Jacob Nu+¦ez from Victorville,CA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 16, 2011

I bought the ebony and it is flawless looks and feels great i highly recommend these fingerboards for any hobby or project worth finishing

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