superapplekid Posted February 9, 2008 Report Share Posted February 9, 2008 Sorry if this is a stupid question Ive been doing well building my first guitar so far, but last night I botched getting the side angles on my pre-slotted fretboard. Im toying with solutions to this problem, and I really have three: 1) get a new preslotted fretboard from stew mac, ebay, or allen guitars 2) get an unslotted blank from any of the above places 3) take the preslotted board, cut away most of the slotted area, and re-slot it on the back instead Ive been doing the last one this morning. Ive shaped he board properly and been able to trim its thickness down almost past the pre-done slots, but there still sticking out a little. My concern is (other than the fear of having to slot my own frets) if I start slotting, when I put it on the neck it will have the previous slot-holes in the bottom - Im afraid there might be a tonal difference or possibly other problems, like a weaker wood. Note that the slots are down to about .02-.04inches, the board is about a quarter inch at this point. Does anyone have any insight into this or just guesses? thanks in advanced. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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