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fret scale measurement?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 15. 12 Replies

Hi therI'm just building my first cigar box guitar, I have used kwila/merbau for the neck...... laminated 3 pieces, if I'm doing 25" is that from the front of the nut to the front of the bridge or is…Continue

 

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BrianQ. replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"You should be good if you’re not using an Apple/iOS format? "
Nov 15
sid replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"yeh I'll set a ruler out with fret markers for later builds I reckon, makes things easier in the long run"
Nov 15
sid replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"theres alot of stuff out there, that I haven't seen heheh, just noticed about having flash installed, I'll have a look at this, looks good. thanks for the link"
Nov 15
sid replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"hey thanks for that heads up on the metric measurements, I'll use that."
Nov 15
BrianQ. replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"A cheap econo/dollar store measuring tape is also good for making fret templates, they’re usually only about 6’ long, so you can plan out 2 full size necks on 1? Even the vinyl ones women use for sewing a great for templates, I’ve…"
Nov 15
KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"I laid my frets out on aluminum yard/meter rulers with magic markers and scribed over the marker lines. Two scales per ruler."
Nov 15
Timothy Hunter replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"i find this online one the best.. http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/ you can save a PDF of the scale and print it out..  only problem is you have to enable flash for this site as it needs it to show the save buttons..  you…"
Nov 15
BrianQ. replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"Yes, measure 25” from the middle of the nut where the strings touch to middle of the bridge? I like to center my nut & bridge at those measurements, works for me , no complaints.  If you scroll down on the link to the Scale…"
Nov 14
sid replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"thanks for the reply. thats cool, when you look at like you said............... holding a rubber band, so yeh I'll make the nut and bridge and see where the strings fall on them, measure from there. Like you say they could vary a…"
Nov 14
FoldedSoup replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"Easiest way to figure it out (well, for me anyway) - it's exactly at the point where the strings make contact with the bridge or nut. Depending on how each is cut, that could slightly vary from the "front" or "back." Just…"
Nov 14
sid replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"Hi there thanks for the reply, no I don't have a template, I'll just use one of the free online fret calculators, I'm  am used to working in mm so I have convert it all from inches to metric. thanks for the link, looks as though…"
Nov 14
BrianQ. replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
Nov 14
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fret scale measurement?

Hi therI'm just building my first cigar box guitar, I have used kwila/merbau for the neck...... laminated 3 pieces, if I'm doing 25" is that from the front of the nut to the front of the bridge or is that measurement taken from the middle?.built my own box 300mm long x 250mm wide and 80mm thick, used 12mm  MDF for the sides and good 4mm plywood for the top and bottom, going to stick a piezo under the lid.had a bit of fun building it up, so I have another 2 on the go, I make my own boxes as…See More
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At 12:25pm on November 14, 2019, BrianQ. said…

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