The classical guitar fret slotting template is made of durable .220″ thick clear acrylic. The template has 3/32″ slots to locate fret positions. These slots fit into a pin on the table saw sled used with most fret slotting systems. Use of the template with the table saw fret-slotting system is fully demonstrated in the classical guitar making 10-DVD box set.
For ease of use this template does not have a “zero” fret slot. The first slot is for the first fret. This makes trimming the end of the board for that critical 1/2 string length easy. Fully illustrated positioning instructions are included.
The fret positioning template provides two fret slotting options, the standard rule of 18 fret positioning, and a compensated fret positioning as described in the guitar making book and 10-DVD box set. This compensated positioning yields a slightly better approximation for improved intonation up and down the fingerboard.
If standard classical fret wire is used, best results are achieved with a .025″ thick blade and stabilizers on either side. This template is available in 650mm scale length only at this time.