Custom Faux-Bound Fretboard – New Setup

From: $39.00


Use this product to order a new Custom dimensioned Faux-Bound fretboard. This product contains a one time fee for the setup of the machining program to your dimensions.  If you’ve already ordered and would like to re-order a fretboard that’s already been set up, please click here for the re-order product.

Please fill out the form entirely, press submit and don’t forget to add this to your cart to purchase a fretboard!

Make sure that the form gets filled out with no errors or it won’t get sent to me.

If sending your own material, please see the notes here on customer supplied wood.

Please fill out this form completely to order a faux bound form. All measurements are in decimal inches. You will be sent an e-mail of the completed form for your records upon submission.
  • Please enter a value between 20 and 35.
    This entry determines the fret positions on the fretboard. Stewmac has a good page on common scale lengths on their website here: The Stewmac site also has a calculator that uses the same formula that I do.
  • Please enter a value between 0.01 and 0.1.
    Typically .005" deeper than your Fretwire tang depth. Don't forget the "0" before the decimal point - the form won't work without it!
  • Please enter a value between 1.250 and 3.0.
    This is simply the width of the fretboard at the nut end in decimal inches. This varies depending on playing style. e.g. a Martin style 14 fret guitar has a 1.750” nut where a Martin 12 fret has 1-875”.
  • This is the fret at which we set the taper of the fretboard. Typically it's the 12th or 14th fret but we can set this at any fret location on the board.
  • Please enter a value between 1.5 and 3.
    This is the width of the fretboard at the body join fret in decimal inches. Typically between 2-3/16 to 2-5/16 but again – customizable. This must be equal to or greater than the width at the nut
  • Please enter a value between 9 and 12000.
    For a flat fretboard, input 12000 as the nut radius. Auto or Select radius will give an essentially flat fretboard
  • I can use two methods to radius the fretboard, one called auto-radius or you may specify the radius at the nut and end of fretboard for a constant radius or a compound radius of your exact specification. Click Here for more info on autoradius (opens a new tab or window).
  • Please enter a value between 10 and 12000.
    This specifies the radius at the end of the fretboard.
  • Please enter a value between 17 and 28.
    This defines the length of the finished fretboard and also is used for the end radius calculation if you select that.
  • Please enter a value between 0.200 and 0.275.
    This is the thickness of the FB at the crown and is constant down the board. Most stock allows for a 0.250” thickness but a little thinner or thicker can be done. Don't forget the "0" before the decimal point - the form won't work without it!
  • Please enter a value between 0 and .100.
    Some builders are now including compensation at the nut – this parameter allows you to shift all of the frets toward the nut by a constant number. Use this parameter with caution!
  • Anything special you might need - e.g. fret slots run to the edge.
Material Customer Supplied, East Indian Rosewood, Ebony (Varius Sources),