Dave builds the fret board for the Tonedevil 18 string harp guitar model S-18NST from scratch and shows the steps involved. Bolivian rosewood is whats more available and has a tight grain structure for holding frets and preventing shrinking. The side dot material he used is available at Stewart MacDonald here:
The first 4 episodes are available here.
Some Ebony and Indian rosewoods are difficult to find due to the new additional provisions under the Lacey act, but Bolivian rosewood is a great alternative as Dave used on the fret board in the video. Its not a true rosewood but works and smells so similar its often called rosewood. Its the same tree that produces the Brazil nut, and has a very aromatic smell when its being worked. It holds the frets well and is resistant to shrinkage over time so makes for remarkable fret board material. Stevie Ray Vaughn preferred it on all his Fender model electric guitars for its tone.
We are excited to get this build further along, and are editing the last episodes as this build has already been completed and shipped out at the time of this release. Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes and don’t forget to subscribe to the Youtube channel and ring the bell to get notified of future episodes.