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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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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 8-02-2012
Thanks for making it possible...

Thanks to Stewmac's exellent stock of all kinds of necessities for giving life to "dead" instruments. The opportunity to play "Dr Fronkensteen" for a moment and say "It's aliive!!" is awesome. Quick delivery and easy purchase made my effort worthwhile. A full headstock rebuild successfully finished. New projects, refretting my old 75 squirestrat, a home made tele body combined with a fretboardless maya neck is waiting. Not to mention what the future might bring. Thanks again....

The review: I simply can't find any complaints about the quality of the slotted fretboard, can't expect it better.....

twinpine  Dalarna, Sweden
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5 8-01-2012
Fret board

The quality of wood, grain, color and pre-cut fret groove was superior.

Marvin James  Kersey, Colorado Read my reviews (9)
5 7-03-2012
Ebony Fingerboard

I ordered an ebony fretboard and it came the day after I ordered! shipping was extremely fast. The particular piece of ebony which I received was very uniform in color and excellent quality. Thank you StewMac for the excellent service and quality

Jake DeWitt  Amherst, OH Read my reviews (2)
5 6-01-2012
Slotted Fingerboard for Gibson Guitar

Excellent quality, good price!

SOutlawS  USA Read my reviews (5)
5 4-21-2012
Great Products

These slotted fingerboards are top quality, as advertised, and the slot measurements are spot on.

Mark A.  Newport Beach, CA
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5 4-15-2012
Slotted finger board

This Slotted fingerboard came right out of the box and straight on the neck project I had in my shop. These pre-measured slots were spot on perfect! I'm never nervous about buying items such as tone wood, sight unseen, from StewMac as every item they sell is ‘upper end’ quality and the best on market, period.

BobDWilliams  Woodbridge, Va Read my reviews (6)
5 4-07-2012
Very nice

I've used ebony and rosewood fretboards from StewMac. Both were nice with no flaws. There were some faint machine marks on them. I use 600 sandpaper to remove the marks and polish them. Sanding the rosewood really makes the colors pop.

danz  Round Rock, TX Read my reviews (2)
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4 3-11-2012
Consistency issue

Buying slotted and radiused fingerboards is a great time saver, but the lack of consistency in the quality of the wood, combined with erratic machining often leaving chipped surfaces and inaccurate radii, forced me to make my own out of personally selected stocks...

Francis Voignier  Arcata, CA Read my reviews (14)
StewMac responds

We're sorry to hear you were unhappy with the pre-slotted fingerboards. We offer a 100% guarantee; if any item fails to meet your expectations, you may return it, unaltered, for a refund or exchange.

5 2-20-2012
Very Happy

I've ordered several of these and one came in damaged. They replaced it immediately no hassles. Very happy with their customer service..

TonyG  Ontario Canada Read my reviews (3)
5 12-15-2011
Gibson scale fretboard

Bought several rosewood fretboards and a couple were different shades of color, but guitars are supposed to be unique and the grain was always amazing!

guitar-king90  Elkhorn, WI Read my reviews (5)
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