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Vintage D fretboard 16" radius confirmation

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:42 pm
by GBS
Hello,
I'm ordering a Elliot CAPO for my new (but used) Vintage D think it is a 16" but need confirmation.
The Thalia table shows they are mostly 14 and also saw somewhere that it could be a compound radius?

Thanks

Re: Vintage D fretboard 16" radius confirmation

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:21 pm
by George3rd
I thought I had already replied to this, but it must not have gone through? Anyway, I found one reference on a Dealer listing that proclaimed it to be 16" and I saw the same capo claiming it to be 14". It is very difficult to tell the difference when they get that flat, I think the Elliot would work fine. My D Vintage AT plays about the same as my Larrivee's do and they are Compound 16"... Hope this helps...

Re: Vintage D fretboard 16" radius confirmation

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:06 am
by ganzandroses
I've been trying to find this out to because i have thalia capos. I read one of the AGF posts that the radius increased from 12 to 16" as you move up the neck...

maybe thats why there are differing opinions on this. Didi;t manage to get a reply from bourgeois when i tried emailing them.

Re: Vintage D fretboard 16" radius confirmation

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:48 pm
by George3rd
I asked a guy I know at the factory to address this...

Re: Vintage D fretboard 16" radius confirmation

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:25 am
by George3rd
Here is the response from the factory with regard to fretboard radius...

"Our Fingerboard radius is a compound from 10” to 18” off the sander, and then each board is leveled by hand just prior to fretting. This hand work can sometimes change the radius ever so slightly from one guitar to the next, but rarely to any significant amount."