XcitR Posted March 24, 2008 Report Share Posted March 24, 2008 I'm a little curious... I leveled my fretboard before attaching to the neck, and loosened the truss rod so that the truss rod and neck were flat. Then glued the fretboard down. I now have a bit of backbow from about the 4th fret to the nut, measuring with a straight edge, the gap is about 1.5 mm at the nut. from the 5th fret to the 24th, it seems level. Is this normal? (Note: the neck is NOT attached to the body yet.) Will the string tension once set-up straighten out the neck or do I need to level (sand) the fretboard (again) before fretting? Would tightening the truss rod help? I'm not sure if I should proceed with fretting if my fingerboard/neck wasn't level. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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