ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

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GregL
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ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

Post by GregL » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:13 am

Hi,

Do any of you know where I might get any ringed gidgee 680mm x 70mm x 7mm?
(I have already tried Graham Norton at Loggerheads, but he can't help me at this time.)
I am building a bass guitar (electric) for my son and he settled on 35" scale and 24 frets, with Silver Ash (Flindersia bourjotiana I think) binding, and I wanted to put the end-of-fingerboard binding where the 25th fret would go - according to the StewMac fret calculator, that means the fingerboard is 679.2mm long. I could go to 34" scale but that still means fingerboard length of 659.3mm. He really wants 24 frets, and I convinced him to go with ringed gidgee. I have a nice ringed gidgee fingerboard, but I have stuffed up cutting a fretslot (about the 15th fret position - I started cutting in the wrong spot!).

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GregL.

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Re: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

Post by Bruce McC » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 am

Hi Greg

Just sent you a PM, hope it is helpful.
Bruce Mc.

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Re: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

Post by GregL » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:22 am

Hi,

Thanks Bruce! Have just sent a reply PM!

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Re: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

Post by rocket » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:36 pm

Pete Curly is your man got ringed Gidgee

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Re: ringed gidgee - bass fingerboard

Post by GregL » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:20 pm

Hi,

Thanks Rod!
I sent Pete an email, but I think he might be too busy to read emails!
I think I have fixed the problem - in my usual ultra-cautious way, I started cutting fretslots with the fretboard still way too thick. I have planed the "mistake" away, and still have 6.5mm thickness - *just* thick enough for a gidgee bass fretboard (I hope)!
Just in case, I got a very nice fretboard-sized piece of figured Supplejack from Terry Gordon of HNT Gordon planes (local here), that he happened to have spare.

Thanks,
GregL.

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