Post Number: 115
|Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 - 6:45 pm: |
Does anyone know if alembic has ever made a fretless with a glossy fingerboard, like a Pedulla buzz bass?
And...would they be willing to do so?
Post Number: 4081
|Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 - 7:25 pm: |
I'm guessing a glossy fingerboard would be a sealed fingerboard. I don't recall seeing an Alembic that had a fingerboard sealed at the shop. I do recall seeing an Alembic on Ebay whose owner had a local luthier seal the fingerboard.
Post Number: 3435
|Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 - 7:33 pm: |
We've made a few. The last one was in 2004. There's a picture of it on this thread.
Post Number: 4082
|Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 - 7:43 pm: |
Ha! I had forgotten about that thread! I've been searching around and here is a previous thread on the subject of fretboard care. Scroll down a little over halfway and read Mica's comments.
Post Number: 668
|Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 - 8:26 pm: |
There's a recent Bass Player article by bass tech Dan Erlewine in which he describes finishing the maple fingerboard of a P-bass with superglue after he pulled out the frets to make a fretless. I suppose he knows what he's doing but, personally, I like what the elves did with my Alembics just fine.