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elevated fingerboard

Postby Jason Brown » Thu May 04, 2017 11:12 pm

Does anyone have a tutorial on how to build an elevated fingerboard or cantilivered neck?
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Re: elevated fingerboard

Postby Jim Kirby » Thu May 18, 2017 8:40 am

Mick Lazar did a nice tutorial that originally appeared on Mario DaCosta's luthierforum.com site. I don't know if mario's site is still in existence, since he passed. Mick's design is derived from Byer's double fan lattice (all wood). Tooling up for such a build is work - much more time building jigs than guitar for the first one.

Classical guitar, BTW - you didn't say what flavor you were interested in. This one has a Spanish heel and may not be that useful a process if you are talking about steel strings.
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Re: elevated fingerboard

Postby Jim Kirby » Thu May 18, 2017 8:45 am

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Re: elevated fingerboard

Postby Matthew Lau » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:04 pm

THanks guys! I'll be building that into my next few guitars.

Btw, not to derail this thread-- do you think this would adversely affect the sound on a flamenco guitar?
Should I start a new thread?
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