Sanding Gibson Compound Radius Fingerboards

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  1. Don Hughes

    Don Hughes New Member

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    Hello, I am looking for advice on sanding my 74 SG fingerboard after removing the frets. The neck is a compound 10 nut end and 12 last fret. Would a Levelling Beam be used? Is there a pattern you use for compound fingerboards when sanding. Or maybe it’s just a light sanding across the whole board? Thanks for any Advice DonH
     
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    A sanding beam is pretty much obligatory. As long as you keep it straight along the neck it will maintain the radius at both ends. When I say straight, I mean follow the lines the strings would take.
     
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    Thank you for help and advice. DonH
     
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    Can I do it myself? Is it hard to do? I really don't want to ruin anything.
     
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    It isn't hard. Just go slowly and follow my piece of advice above. Pre-bending the new frets is far harder than the sanding.
     
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    I apologize. I've only done this...
     
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