fast eddie wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:49 am
Could you please explain 'crowned'? My Luthier skills are extremely limited to say the least.
Thanks for your answer.
Eddie, 'crowned' is referring to to the fingerboard or saddle contour being higher in the middle than at the edges,when looking up the neck, like looking up a street. A street/Hwy is usually higher in the middle to make rainwater fall to one side or the other into the sewers..Many solidbodies, like Fender Strats, do this. On classical guitars, for some reason the saddle (bone) is crowned but not the fingerboard/frets. My thought is that if the fingerboard/frets are flat, on a classical guitar, then it stands to reason the saddle should be too. But they usually come arched, as do are our Cordobas..and 98% of other makes of classical and acoustic guitars..