Allen Fret Slotting Service
Order Line  800-953-3035  USA

or 530-346-6590

FRET SLOTTING SERVICE

 
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We are currently offering a fingerboard slotting and radius service to manufacturers as well as individual luthiers. This procedure is very accurate and time saving! This fret slotting system has been in continuous operation for 30 years. Article on our service by Bob Smakula

Our slotting service provides the most accurate and efficient fret slotting in the industry. We slot every thing from mandolin scales to bass scales and every thing in between. With over 180 scales that we offer, you can usually find just what you need. If you want something we don't have, we can always create TOOLING for it. (even 19 tone scales)

We offer the most rapid turn around and the lowest prices you will find anywhere! The second table below contains a list of current scales available.

To select your fret-board blanks prior to slotting please, look below or see our Fret-board Page.

What customers are saying about our fingerboard services.

  • We can create any scale!
  • Highest degree of accuracy, We calculate our scales out to 4 decimal places!
  • We can slot up to 36 Frets!
  • Fast turn around times

 

Pre Pay Deposit

We are familiar with the production requirements of larger shops and factories we can processes your large orders quickly.
  • Cost effective, free up time in your shop, streamline production. 
  • Low prices, why not spend your time on more creative aspects of your building and leave the slotting to us.
Please fill out all slotting information on the Online Slotting Order Form. Please Note: quantity discounts apply only to boards that are the same width, thickness, and scale length and number of frets.
Online Custom Fret Slotting Order Form after completing the form please pre-pay the deposit using the buttons at the bottom of this page.

Current Scales Available

Up to 33 frets available on most scales, 36 on some.  (no TOOLING required)

12.250”

12.361”

12.472”

12.584”

12.802”

12.918”

12.978"

13.095"

13.197”

13.214"

13.332"

13.363”

13.475”

13.568”

13.686”

13.750

13.809”

 Gibson Mandolin

13.875"

13.981"

14.000"

14.125"

14.158"

14.254”

14.276”

14.375”

14.500"

14.630”

14.813"

15.000"

15.102"

15.125”

15.145"

15.500"

15.574”

15.813" Mandola

 

16.000"

16.046"

16.148”

16.500”

16.754"

16.927”

17.000"

17.108” Uke

17.373”

17.481”

17.750"

17.934”

18.125"

18.406”

18.597”

18.709”

19.000"  

19.154”

19.500”

19.703”

19.820”

20.293”

20.491”

20.875"

20.936”

21.000"

21.382”

21.500”

21.709"

21.938”

22.050”

22.161”

 

22.180”

22.273”

22.495”

22.579”

22.596”

22.607”

22.628”

22.653”

22.704”

22.718”

22.799”

22.853”

22.941”

22.997”

23.000"

23.164”

23.244"

23.361"

23.386”

23.479"

23.500”

23.597"

23.609”

23.832 “

23.834"

23.922”

23.940”

23.950"

23.974”

24.000”

24.054”

 

24.055”

24.069”

24.155”

24.175 “

24.212”

24.250"

24.305”

24.364”

24.500”

24.625"

24.722”

24.750" Gibson

24.777”

24.875"

24.945”

25.000" PRS

25.001”

25.013”

25.223”

25.250"

25.249”

25.344” Ibex

25.364” Martin

25.375" SCGC

25.400”

25.484"

25.485”

25.500"  Fender

25.591"/650 mm Classical

25.957”

 

25.613”

25.652" Ibex

25.692"

25.750"/655 mm   Classical

25.753”

25.813"

26.000"

26.192”

26.250"

26.428”

26.488”

26.500"

26.723”

26.727”

26.750"

26.909”

27.000"

27.136"

27.220"

27.284”

27.500”

27.750" Baritone

28.000"

28.063”

28.312"

28.509” 

28.750"

28.906”

29.400”

29.734”

 

Bass

30.000" Mustang

30.291”

30.204"

30.625"

30.736”

30.959”

31.148”

31.182”

31.500”

32.000"

32.072”

32.092”

32.564”

32.800”

33.000”

33.060” 

33.375"

33.418”

33.979”

34. 000" Fender P/J

34.006”

34.500"

34.750"

35.000"

35.406”

37.510”

36.000" 

36.028”

38.170”

 

PRICES
  • Prices are for labor only, they do not include material. Go to the Fretboard Blank Page to purchase fretboard blanks.

  • A $25.00 job charge will apply to any slotting order under 10 boards per scale. Our liability is limited to the cost of our slotting service.

  • At 10 boards the $25.00 job charge is dropped. Quantity discounts start at 4 boards. (mix woods OK, specs must the same)   

  • Radius Service is also available. We sometimes have unusual scales in our back-lot inventory, please see the sale page.  

  • Prices shown are for Scales under 30" with up to 24 frets

  • For scales over 30" add $1.00,  for 25 to 30 frets frets add $1.00 31 to 36 frets add $2.00

Fingerboard Service Prices

Quantity Labor To Slot Fretboards Customer Supplied Boards Job Charge 

(under 10 boards per scale)

1 – 3

$10.00 plus Job Charge. $25.00 plus Job Charge. $25.00 Job Charge Applies.
 4 - 9   $6.00 plus  Job Charge. $15.00 plus  Job Charge. $25.00 Job Charge Applies.
10+ up $5.00  No Job Charge. $12.00  No Job Charge. (no job charge)
Additional  Services    
Nut Slot 1/8" Fender style 1-19 $2.00 20 - 99 $1.50 100+ $1.00  
Board Prep Charges  thickness & straight edge1-20 = $2.25 ea. 20 + Up $1.50 ea.
Radius Service for details please see the Radius Page As low as $4.00
Deposit for custom slotted boards:  
Custom Mandolin / Uke  Size Fretboard - estimated cost: $57.25 to $72.75 Item Name: Custom Mandolin / Uke Size Fretboard PRE-PAY
Item Number: Custom Mandolin / Uke Size Fretboard PRE-PAY
Price: $72.75

 

Custom Banjo / Guitar Size Fretboard - estimated cost: $59.75 to $95.25 Item Name: Custom Banjo / Guitar Size Fretboard PRE-PAY
Item Number: Custom Banjo / Guitar PRE-PAY
Price: $95.25

 

Standard Bass to Wide Bass Size Fretboard - estimated cost:  $94.75  to $128.75 Item Name: Custom Bass Size Fretboard PRE-PAY
Item Number: Custom Bass PRE-PAY
Price: $128.75

 

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What Customers Are Saying About Our Fingerboard Services
 
 
Dear Mr. Allen....I just wanted to thank you so much for the work you've done to the Padauk wood that I mailed to you.   The fretboard looks just GREAT and I'm so pleased.   I also appreciate the time and energy to keep the communication open so that I was able to get EXACTLY what I needed. You are truly an Artisan and a Craftsman!   I will be sending all my future guitar fretboard work to you and your excellent workers!   Thanks again....and God Bless!
"The previous boards that have I ordered from you were excellent. I was very happy with the quality - there's no way I will go anywhere else."

"I received the fingerboard this morning. It looks great! Just what I was hoping for. I can't wait to move along on this project."

"I just finished stringing up my mandolin after putting on the new fretboard that I got from you. The intonation is fantastic, and I completely love the new fretboard !!! I'll recommend your fretboards to anyone that I ever talk to about the subject of improving the intonation of an instrument."
"Hi, I received my order for two bass fretboards and two headstock plates today. Just wanted to say thanks for the great service...you'll be hearing from me again soon!"
Hi!!
I just wanted to say, you have made an awesome work! The Pau Ferro Fingerboard you have sent is simply PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL!!! You make me want to buy a thousand more, even I don't need them. Please, continue doing that awesome work, the luthier's world needs you!!  Have an awesome day!
Eduardo............PERU
 
 

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