Sanding the Fretboard? • There is no need to sand the fretboard. It has been machined ready to play in the factory. You may wish to apply some fretboard wax or conditioning oil to maximise the feel under your fingers. Sanding the Bridge • There is also no need to sand the wooden bridge. It has been machined ready to use direct from the factory.
Step 2. Glue the Fretboard The fretboard can now be glued to the top of the neck. The flattop of the neck provides abase for both the fretboard and the nut. Make sure when you are fitting the fretboard to the top of the neck that you allow adequate room for the nut (see second photo.
Taking your wood glue (we recommend Titebond) cover the whole top of the neck (excluding the place where the nut is to sit. Spread the glue around with your finger to make sure it is evenly distributed allover the top of the neck. Move the fretboard into position and clamp it down. Wipe off any glue squeeze-out using a damp rag.
Set the whole thing aside for 24 hours to make sure the glue dries completely. Lastly, complete the installation of your fretboard by sanding the edge of the neck to meet the edge of the fretboard.