Engelhardt Replacement Double Bass Fingerboards
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The fingerboards on this page are sized and shaped to fit Kay and Engelhardt basses, or may be modified for other instruments or projects. They are unfinished and will require "finish-sanding." Measurements are provided in the photos.
The Ebony fingerboards are the ones Engelhardt uses for their 3/4 size ES-line basses. The ebony boards are not pure black (too expensive!!), but have a dark brown grain running through them; black dye can be used, if wanted, to "blacken" them up - but they are quite attractive unfinished. They very nicely complement the ebony tailpieces I also carry.
There is no Romberg Bevel ("E" bevel, an optional flat area under the E string you'll find on some basses) on either fingerboard.
Jatoba boards are sold out and no longer available, sorry.
I restored a 1939 Kay recently. The rosewood board was very thin. I purchased this board and it fit very well on the Kay neck. Minimal side scraping to match the neck. I was surprise the the "scoop" was right on. It only needed a finish sanding and some #0000 wool with boiled linseed oil. Looks great and the Kay is ready to go!