I am making a guitar for a friend form a 1930s tin they have supplied, and I do not want to cut into the top and spoil it, the tin is 12 inches long. My question is how my frets to use, 15 of 18? 18 will make the neck quite long, any advice? I have marked the bridge position (wrong way round) for both options.IMG_20181206_200247%5B1096%5D.jpg

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Comment by BrianQ. on December 6, 2018 at 7:37pm

Yea, it’s got some great graphics, better to show it all?

Comment by David Bowes on December 6, 2018 at 6:59pm

Brian, thanks for the advice, I am trying not to obscure/ damage the top of the tin. I was going for a 25.5 sale, but as you have suggested will try different scale length templates to see where the 15the and 18th frets lay.

Comment by BrianQ. on December 6, 2018 at 3:55pm

What’s your scale length? You could make a template of the fret placement & lay it on the neck to see where the 15th & 18th lay? Or you could glue a fretboard on top of the neck that will sit atop the box without cutting into it? 

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