15.05.2014

Non-wood Fingerboards

Prototype 500/1 Violin Bass with a blue Necuron-840 fingerboard.

We are currently testing new materials to be used on guitar fingerboards. Traditionally most fingerboards have been faced with Rosewood or Ebony, but these are becoming restricted in use in some countries as world wood resouces dwindle or there is a need for forest preservation.
There is no intention to stop using rosewood but we are looking to be able to offer customers an environmentally friendly alternative. The bass shown here is a prototype 500/1 Violin Bass with a blue Necuron-840 fingerboard. Other colours incluing black are available, but we wanted to try something a little unusual to highlight the new material.
This is all at the prototyping and testing stage with no date set to release production models. 

Hofner

 

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