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  • #71709
    Beevee
    Participant

    Hi John,
    Your fingerboard template is designed to create a neck width of 53mm. at the 1st fret, and 63mm at the 12th. (I think, or 9th).
    In any case I would like to build my next guitar with a 52mm and 62mm. width. But have had no luck finding a routing template of that size,
    which, to my understanding is pretty much the standard. Do you know where or how I might be able to get a template in that size? as I fear
    that building one may prove very difficult, in terms of getting the edges and geometry absolutely perfect. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    – Bruce

    #71726
    jsbguitars
    Site Owner

    My 640 fingerboard template is 52 and 62. I can sell you one if you like. Let me know and I will send you a paypal invoice.

    #71727
    Beevee
    Participant

    Would that work OK on a 650 scale? I guess it doesn’t matter, as long as the bridge is where it needs to be, right?

    #71728
    jsbguitars
    Site Owner

    Yes, if you ignore the 12th fret line and leave extra length at the soundhole end so you don’t fall short ,then shape that end yourself. The best thing to do is use the template to create another template and shape the sondhole end of the new template yourself. This way you can mark the 12th fret where it should be.

    #71729
    Beevee
    Participant

    SOLD!! How much John? Also I suppose I would have to use the old template to line up the registration holes correctly, as they would be different on the 640 scale no? In any case I think I’d like to get one!

    #71730
    jsbguitars
    Site Owner

    The nut hole should be the same but you would have to use the 650 fingerboard template to make the upper bout holes.

    #71731
    Beevee
    Participant

    Lets make it so! thanks John!

    #71732
    jsbguitars
    Site Owner

    Ok, I’ll put it together today.

    #75725
    Richard Jarvis
    Participant

    Hi john – how wide is you finger board template? I am thinking of using it in the LMII manual fret cutting jig that uses a 3.5 inch width template.
    Regards Rich

    #75726
    jsbguitars
    Site Owner

    Hey Richard.

    Its just over 3 inches wide.

    Regards,
    John

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