Study in Microtonality and Lutherie – four

This post details the developments in my designs for fretboard installation.

The first plan focused on a rail running the length of the guitar’s neck. So that the fretboard could be slid over the neck but beneath the strings, the base of the fretboard and the length of the rail were to be perforated with matching holes. The female parts of each component could pass through the male parts of the other component. The male and female parts could then interlock by moving the fretboard in a direction perpendicular to that formerly described. It doesn’t matter if these words make sense – it was too complex of a design, I scrapped it.

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