Fretboards and Bridges

Few luthiers (or players, for that matter) give much thought to the wood that goes into the fretboard and bridge. Generally, high-end guitars get ebony while less expensive guitars get something else. Ebony has many characteristics that make it a top choice and it is standard on all VanDruff guitars. However, other woods have advantages in some areas (not just cost).

If you expect ebony on a hand made guitar, that is what you will get. However, if you want to try something different, explore the list to the left.

Some restrictions: Fretboards and bridges are made in matching woods only (just a quirk of mine, really). With the exception of position markers and fairly simple patterns, I only inlay ebony fingerboards.