Paulownia Guitar ~ Fingerboard

Fingerboard is Indonesian rosewood. Gluing face trued and thinned to dimension. Marked for slots with razor knife waiting to be cut.

Slots are cut with a dovetail saw (the saw kerf was reduced by hammering to fit fret studs)

Slots sawed. The length of the fingerboard billet is being tapered.

The fingerboard is precisely aligned with positioning pins at the first and eleventh frets.

After the soundhole is cut, the fingerboard is glued with white glue.

After glue set.

View from the neck.

After truing with sandpaper, frets are now ready to be installed.

Nine frets hammered in so far...

All frets down.

Frets are levelled and fret ends beveled.