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  1. #26
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    Default Re: Alrite Total Makeover

    Tukanu,

    When you reattach the fingerboard here is a detail of the wedge shaped shim between the top and the underside of the fingerboard.

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    Let me know if you need more photos or measurements.

    Mark
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    Thanks Mark, I was just thinking about that. I didn't notice if mine had one or not before I removed the board. Is that a picture of your Alrite? The wood looks like it is mahogany and matches the neck.

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    Default Re: Alrite Total Makeover

    Yes, the wedge looks like a piece of the mahogany neck material. Here are a couple more photos.
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    Let me know if you need any measurements such as the neck angle or wedge dimensions.

    Mark
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    Thanks for the pics Mark. The new fingerboard arrived in the morning and by the end of the day I had the dots in, frets trimmed and neck glued down. Also, there is a 1/4" carbon fiber rod embedded in the neck.

    I found a piece of ebony for the wedge and doubled face taped it to a block, then shaped it with a belt sander.

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    After a back has been removed, it is difficult to get a good fit when reattaching the back. Mine was no exception. I had planned all along to use an edgebinding. I used some light colored cherry to match the back as best I could. These two pictures show the ledge for the binding and the binding installed. Next is a whole lot of sanding to prep for the finish.

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