www.KitGuitarsForum.com

Learn to Kit Build a Guitar. Learn to Scratch Build a Guitar. Learn EVERYTHING Guitars Here!
It is currently Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:51 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:20 am
Posts: 33
Is there a downside to radius sanding the fretboard?
Obviously sanding it down to much could be a problem but how much is to much?

_________________
If it's to loud ...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:13 pm
Posts: 1703
I did it and had no problems with an old guitar. I had to replace the bridge, nut, and saddle, because not only did the fretboard have a radius that needed to be reflected in the nut and saddle, but also it had new frets. The bridge needs to have a radius like the fretboard. If the existing bridge is thick enough, you can sand it, in place, so that reflects the new radius in the board.

Of course, this is a chance to upgrade the whole shebang as well. I replaced the rosewood fretboard on a classical guitar left to me by a family member. The guitar was her most valuable possession, and when she passed away, she left it to me. It was in awful condition. The top wasn't salvageable, so I replaced the top. At the same time I replaced the fretboard with ebony. Although classical guitars traditionally have no fretmarkers, I installed side markers and I decided to do a decorative bas relief with inlay.

I may have posted this picture for some reason in this thread, so if I did, forgive the repeat.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:20 am
Posts: 33
Not looking to change the radius just clean up the wear and tear. I may try Ruby's suggestion and use Frank Fords technique of filling the biggest divots and sanding out the rest.
Thanks

_________________
If it's to loud ...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group