Fingerboard Radius | LsL Instruments

Fingerboards can be made with 7.25" and 9.5" radius.

The 7.25" radius is rounder and therefore its geometry will not allow for very low action, but it feels great. We set all our guitar's action to .060" from the high E string to the top of the 12th fret and that suits most folks just right. It's low but high enough for good tone and easy bending.

A 9.5 radius is a bit flatter than a 7.25. It can accommodate a lower action. So it can feel faster to some.

We round the edges of the fingerboard after fretting to give a worn-in feel.

Written by Lance Lerman — February 12, 2013