Custom, hand-built guitars and mandolins, restoration, repair and consignment for collectors and Bluegrass and acoustic musicians by Chris Oliver in Springfield, Illinois.
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One of the fretboards gets solid silver plate inlaid as faux frets. Once the rest of the frets are installed and the binding is in place, it will be scooped.
Instead of simply posting after the fretboards are bound and complete. I thought I would let you in on some of the in-between details you might not have known about. Here I have dyed a couple of the fretboards. What? … Continue reading
I got a chance to shape the fretboards. This is not as easy as you might think. There is a lot of end grain to deal with. None are identical in grain nor shape… just one factor that makes each … Continue reading