"Redheart" Exotic Hardwood Cigar Box Guitar Fretboard - Choose Fretting Options
These American-made fretboards are designed specifically for use on cigar box guitars with necks 1 1/2" wide. The fretboard is 20" long, 1/4" thick and has 20 frets, spaced for a 25" scale length. These hand-crafted fretboards are crafted from exotic "Redheart" hardwood, Erythroxylum spp, and have a beautiful deep red coloration. Oil-based finished really break out the beautiful red glow.
- Blank: A 1/4" thick by 1 1/2" wide by 20" long piece of milled hardwood.
- Fully Fretted: Fretted with nickel-silver fretwire to 25" scale; frets are installed, with finished and smoothed ends.
We make these high-quality items in the C. B. Gitty workshop, and we do our best to mill each one to exacting specifications. However, please note that each piece will be different in appearance from the ones in the photo. Keep in mind that these are unfinished fretboards, so once you apply your favorite finish the color will darken and become more lustrous than what is shown in the photos. Redheart's coloration will turn more brownish if exposed to sunlight; UV-inhibiting finishes can help prevent this.
We mill, slot and fret these fine products in our own New Hampshire workshops, and use them on the cigar box guitars we build in-house. We are proud to make them available to CBG-builders all around the world.
Also be sure to check our Cigar Box Guitar Necks, which work great with these fretboards (choose the unfretted option)!