Mandolin Fingerboard

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Mandolin Fingerboard Ebony, compound radius

Ebony, compound radius

Item # 2115
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Mandolin Fingerboard Ebony, flat

Ebony, flat

Item # 0762
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Mandolin Fingerboard Rosewood, flat

Rosewood, flat

Item # 0762-R
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Mandolin Fingerboard

Flat or compound radius playing surface! Our kiln-dried ebony and rosewood fingerboards are accurately slotted for 29 frets and 13-7/8" scale length.

The .023"-wide fret slots are ready for our fretwire. Each fingerboard is supplied unprofiled (rectangular); you can simply cut it shorter to fit an A-style mandolin.

Available with traditional flat playing surface, or with modern compound radius surface for lower string action.

Dimensions: 1-15/16" x 12" x 13/64" (49.21mm x 304.80mm x 5.16mm)

Compound radius fingerboard: The playing surface radius gradually changes from 7-1/4" at the nut, to 10" at the 12th fret, to 12" at the 29th fret, to allow lower string action and easier playability. 13" bridge saddle radius is recommended. Learn more about compound radius with this Free Information Compound Radius: Explained.

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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Great time saver at fantastic cost.

(Customer's Reviews)

I'm making my first instrument so I'm no great expert but buying a fingerboard with the fret slots cut has saved me the cost of expensive fretting saws, etc. I am a joiner though and the fingerboard is of excellent quality rosewood. I would definitely recommend this fingerboard from my experience.


Flat Ebony Mandolin Fingerboard.

(Customer's Reviews)

The item was exactly as described in the catalogue. Removal of the first fret and trimming of the dusty end matched the scale length of the quality old banjolele I was restoring very closely. A touch of ebony stain blackened the slightly lighter streaks and it polished to a fine finish. It fretted solidly and easily and looks splendid on the instrument.


I made it work

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With ebony being so expensive and somewhat hard to get, I decided to make the one they sent me work. It wasn't exactly flat but then again, fretting never helps. I WILL ORDER AGAIN but hope for better quality next time

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