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Slotted Fingerboard for Gibson® Guitar

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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 Guitar
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1058 Ebony Yes

1058-R Rosewood Yes

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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 Guitar
Slotted Fingerboard for Gibson® Guitar
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5 3-21-2014
Beautiful wood.

And accurate too!

Highline Guitars  Denver, Colorado Read my reviews (30)
5 10-26-2013
Excellent deal on for a well made fingerboard

I purchased the rosewood fingerboard. I usually don't like to buy wood sight unseen but I thought I would take the chance. My order arrived promptly and was well packed. When I got to the fingerboard I was not disappointed. Wow, the color tones were beautiful. The slots were accurately cut with no tear-out or chipping and it was well radiused with few mill marks that were sanded out in a few minutes. It accepted the StewMac fretwire without issues. Thank you StewMac!

renmin  Vancouver, BC, Canada Read my reviews (2)
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5 8-06-2013
rosewood fingerboard

Excellent quality and nice price. Go on and get you some.

David Vicars  Texas Read my reviews (11)
3 8-01-2013
Slotted rosewood fingerboard

I've purchased several of these from Stew Mac in the past and have always been very happy with them. This one not so much. The grain didn't run straight and there were a couple of fairly large divots taken out during the planing process. I considered returning it, but wanted to get on with my build. It turned out OK, but not particularly impressive.

Norm Hoffman  Des Moines, IA
4 7-13-2013
Very nice Ebony board

Board was nearly all black, straight grained, flat on the underside, scale and fret placement are spot on. The radius seemed dodgy, more like 14”. Customer Support tells me this is not normal and offered to replace it. As luck would have it, I wanted to do a compound radius so this worked out to my advantage. My only request for improvement - The slots are cut straight across to a depth of 1/8” in the center which is slighter more than 1/2 the 15/64” thickness. I would prefer radiused slots to maintain more rigidity but this is not a deal breaker.

Midnight Luthiery  USA Read my reviews (6)
5 4-18-2013
Product and Customer service Outstanding

I had an issue with firs board and it was resolved with no questions asked. The product shipped in return was high quality. you get what you pay for and with Stewac you get alot!! Thanks for a great product and customer service.

Smitty Lange  Erath, LA Read my reviews (4)
5 1-27-2013
Gibson Slotted Fingerboard

Very nice quality first class

Colinz  Auckland New Zealand Read my reviews (12)
5 1-04-2013
Forgiveable Fingerboard for first time buyer

I am new to all of this, so I was very apprehensive of the entire fretting process from selecting frets to fretboard. The fretboard I chose needed to be shaped to a ES125 neck. That was a stressfull endeavor, however, it came out perfect. The frets needed to be radiused and luckily I have a freind with the bending tool. All I needed to do was hammer them in. About 1/2 way throught the rebuild I realized that the guitar needed to be painted black to cover all of the rebuild blemishes. The fretboard took the black stain (sold here) very well, and after two coats is comparible to a real gibson fretboard. The side dots almost gave me a nervous breakdown after missing the mark with the drill, however, because the wood is soft, I discovered I can spin the drill bit by hand to drill a hole that is plenty deep to hold a dot. I used a toothpick to fill the mistake and dyed that black. The end result looks like a pro job. I will be buying fretboards and frets from Stew Mac in the future.

MattNormand  Tampa
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5 11-27-2012

Great rosewood fingerboard. The slots were cut well and the radius was flawless and the board smooth, and i saved a heap of time and money buying it.

Michael S  Australia Read my reviews (4)
5 11-09-2012

I am a techie with a very strong Auto background. Been playin since 11. The first board I got was fine but the project turned out so well, I called them for a replacement ebony. They were so nice I was stunned. Sent the other one in, and the new board they sent me was perfect.Thanks for your professionalism Stew Mac.

Lectro  Ohio
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