Relief

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Steve
Amateur luthier
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Relief

Post by Steve » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:03 pm

For those of you who install frets before gluing the fingerboard to the neck, what method do you use to get your desired neck relief between frets 5 and 7?

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Pat Foster
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Re: Relief

Post by Pat Foster » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:05 pm

For me, a scraper works well. I also taper the bass side lower by 2mm for more consistent string heights at the saddle.

edit: Shaping the fretboard before the frets go in, that is!

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