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newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Apr 26. 12 Replies

Hi, I'm really new at this but love the idea. Anyway I've watched a ton of videos and I wonder why the fret board is always, it seems, a separate piece of would glued to the neck?If the neck is…Continue

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Taffy Evans replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Oops, sorry. Taff"
Apr 26
Carl Floyd replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Actually, I was quoting Ron above, Taff. I agree that it is better to fret into harder woods.  Yardsticks seem to be from softer woods.  I think they look cool. but not sure it is such a good idea without using superglue."
Apr 25
Taffy Evans replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Hi Carl, that's interesting that you have trouble every time you fret into Poplar, what is the trouble faced. I have never used Poplar for anything so I can't comment on how it works and so on, but I was surprised to find it's classed…"
Apr 25
Carl Floyd replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"" I have tried to put frets into poplar and have trouble every time. If I were using softer necks then I would use a hardwood fingerboard." Makes me question the use of yardsticks (way cool) as a fretboard."
Apr 24
BrianQ. replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Yea, Poplar with Oak Fretboard or all Oak Neck is a great & economical choice, just because it’s easy as pie to source & it’s still reasonable on the wallet? "
Apr 23
RON NORTHCUTT replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Just ran across this. I usually make my necks from red oak and rarely use a separate fingerboard. I have never had problems with frets seating and holding. I have tried to put frets into poplar and have trouble every time. If I were using softer…"
Apr 23
RON NORTHCUTT replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
Apr 23
BrianQ. replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Another thing to add about fretting softer woods like Poplar is, don’t get it at any big box store. I would get it at a bonified lumberyard, big box stores sell young, hurry-dried wood, which is usually softer & less dense than the quality…"
Mar 29
Tom T replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Hello. Taffy is correct on ever point he made and for the record, I almost always use a separate fret board for the reasons he notes. However, if you go to a music store or ebay and look at the Fender Stratocaster you'll find that many…"
Mar 28
Taffy Evans replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Hi, l always aim for 1/4 saw timber for the neck and the fingerboard. If you have seen timber bowed or boards "cupped" (not flat) in the hardware store, it is probably slab cut instead of 1/4 cut, grain lines going from face to face when…"
Mar 27
David replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Thanks. That all makes sense. I just never heard the "why" in any of the videos. So as to grain orientation, should they run parallel or perpendicular to each other?"
Mar 27
Taffy Evans replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Welcome David, there are a number of reasons why builders choose a different hardwood fingerboard. 1) it covers a trussrod if fitted from the top face of the neck 2) it adds a bit more stability, especially if grain is oriented correctly. 3) not all…"
Mar 27
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newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?

Hi, I'm really new at this but love the idea. Anyway I've watched a ton of videos and I wonder why the fret board is always, it seems, a separate piece of would glued to the neck?If the neck is hardwood and the fret board is hard wood why the layers? or is it just aesthetics?See More
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