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What size should a fingerboard blank be for a strat?

Devin

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I know it seems pretty obvious but most of the blanks for fretboard wood out there seem to be 20" or 30" and i couldn't google my way into this info. Thank you!
 

PB Wilson

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Well a Strat has a 25.5" scale length from nut to bridge saddles so a 20" should do the trick.

Are you getting one pre-slotted/tapered or just a squared-off piece of wood?
 

Devin

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thanks, I'm looking at african blackwood blanks and they just look squared off.
 

PB Wilson

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Something in the 1/4"x3"x20" range should be just about right. It'll allow for some wiggle room to position the fretboard. African Blackwood is amazing stuff. Good luck!
 

Devin

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I'm trying to source 2 of them online, if you know any good places I would welcome suggestions. I can only find 2 places right now.
 




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