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It is made from Pinus Radiata softwood (New Zealand Pine), and is treated by pressure and organic materials to produce a strong, dense, hard and uniform timber that is ideal for instrument fretboards. It performs as well as rosewood or ebony, but is FSC certified, made from sustainably sourced renewable plantation grown timber - even the materials used in the special treatment  are derived from pine sawdust. It cuts, planes and sands nicely, and takes fretwire and inlays very well.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/hzji-a5fiOg\" allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e45mm wide, x 6mm thick, 530mm long, for 3 and 4 string cigar box guitars.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlain unslotted blank\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFretless\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25\/ 1\/2\" scale, slotted with 24 frets plus zero fret position\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25\/ 1\/2\" scale, slotted with 24 frets and slotted for 5mm machine screw nut\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e24\/ 3\/4\" scale, diatonic (dulcimer) fretted, 2 octave  plus zero fret position\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e45mm wide, x 8mm thick, 550mm long, for 6 string guitars.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese are slightly thicker and slotted slightly deeper to allow a radius to be sanded into the fretboard.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlain unslotted blank\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25\/ 1\/2\" scale, slotted with 24 frets plus zero fret position\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e24\/ 3\/4\" scale, slotted with 24 frets plus zero fret position\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe zero fret slot gives you 4 options for the nut installation:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ea) Cut off the fretboard at the zero fret for conventional nut.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eb) Slot the fretboard behind the zero fret for Fender style nut.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ec) Slot the fretboard centered on the zero fret for machine screw \/ bolt nut.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ed) Install a zero fret with a string spacing nut behind. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach fretboard comes with an easy to follow illustrated instruction sheet about these nut installation options. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0402\/0481\/files\/blacktekoiledcomparison_large.jpg?v=1536158559\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe sample on the left has been oiled with our fretboard treatment oil, and you can see that it darkens down considerably, comparable with rosewood. Please note, that because this is a modified natural wood product, not a uniform composite material, so there will be variations in the colour and grain.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Blackwood Tek Fretboards

Product Description

Blackwood Tek guitar fretboards, available in a variety of sizes and configurations.

Blackwood Tek is an innovative new "green" material designed as a replacement for ebony and rosewood. It is made from Pinus Radiata softwood (New Zealand Pine), and is treated by pressure and organic materials to produce a strong, dense, hard and uniform timber that is ideal for instrument fretboards. It performs as well as rosewood or ebony, but is FSC certified, made from sustainably sourced renewable plantation grown timber - even the materials used in the special treatment  are derived from pine sawdust. It cuts, planes and sands nicely, and takes fretwire and inlays very well.

 

45mm wide, x 6mm thick, 530mm long, for 3 and 4 string cigar box guitars.

  • Plain unslotted blank
  • Fretless
  • 25/ 1/2" scale, slotted with 24 frets plus zero fret position
  • 25/ 1/2" scale, slotted with 24 frets and slotted for 5mm machine screw nut
  • 24/ 3/4" scale, diatonic (dulcimer) fretted, 2 octave  plus zero fret position

45mm wide, x 8mm thick, 550mm long, for 6 string guitars.

These are slightly thicker and slotted slightly deeper to allow a radius to be sanded into the fretboard.

  • Plain unslotted blank
  • 25/ 1/2" scale, slotted with 24 frets plus zero fret position
  • 24/ 3/4" scale, slotted with 24 frets plus zero fret position

The zero fret slot gives you 4 options for the nut installation:

  • a) Cut off the fretboard at the zero fret for conventional nut.
  • b) Slot the fretboard behind the zero fret for Fender style nut.
  • c) Slot the fretboard centered on the zero fret for machine screw / bolt nut.
  • d) Install a zero fret with a string spacing nut behind. 

Each fretboard comes with an easy to follow illustrated instruction sheet about these nut installation options. 

The sample on the left has been oiled with our fretboard treatment oil, and you can see that it darkens down considerably, comparable with rosewood. Please note, that because this is a modified natural wood product, not a uniform composite material, so there will be variations in the colour and grain.

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