I hope I am posting in the appropriate place, I am in the process of building a 3 String cbg and I Want to fret the neck. I have seen necks with 14 frets which should be what I will need. It will be tuned GDG, and I want it for slide, with some 3.string chords as well which is why I want to have frets. I have the wood for the neck, which is oak 2x1 inches and 36 inches in length. I am fitting a brass nut which I will make.
So what I would like to know is as its only 14 Frets, do I have to shorten the neck, and also how to calculate the fret positions. I am planning to fit a hard tail adjustable bridge.

I was an engineer by trade, and now retired, and this will be my first build, I would be so grateful for any help and advice in this regard.

Thanks In Advance

Phil Hale

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Philip,  this is what I printed using a 25" scale w/14 frets.  I scanned the page and save it as a PDF file...

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Hey thanks for that I am truly grateful. Thanks sooo much for your time with this. I have quite a lot of the bits now.
I am one of those people who needs to have all the stages clear in my head, getting into it.

Take Care
Respect Phil

Not a problem.  I try to help where I can.  I like to believe that is the spirit of this community.  Enjoy your project.

The issue I have had with wfret and pdfs is that Adobe is the thing that stuffed me up. You have to make sure it prints true scale and not fit to page. 

I offered the PDF only to show Philip how the print should look.  I wasn't offering it as a working template.

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