Robert Anderson - Luthier
Fine Hand-built Acoustic Guitars, Violins and Bows
Restoring Grampa's Guitar
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The old fingerboard, removed and sanded flat on the back. A slight radius (16 inch) has been applied to the top of the fingerboard. Next I'll install some pearl dots and stain it black (as the original was)
Fingerboard bondage! Wrapped in a giant rubber band.
Here is how I've clamped the fingerboard over the body. A clamping caul radiused the same as the fingerboard radius helps.
Installed and ready for strings!