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Cello fingerboard has slight up appearance

Posted by drypitstop on Friday, July 6, 2007

Hello, I recieve  numerous violin family instruments for repair, that come from the school up the road from here. The class is a college class although there are children in it mostly kids 7 to  mid teens then a few adults, called Orchestra workshop. some of these kids are very abusive and when they get a instrument they arent instructed to take care of it properly.       I have five cellos I just got in that two of these have their finger board  starting to bow up ward toward the mid section of it, is this normal, ?  it doesnt look normal,  is there amy repair method for this or is it supposed to be this way.?  if it is called relief  how much?    I havent any information on Cello's except a  a booklet of Useful Measurements for  violin makers,, by Henry Strobel, it doesnt say much about instruments when a person comes upon these sort of things. any help would be much appreciated.     I thought about taking some Rock Maple and ebonizing it and replacing the fingerboard, but this is a exspensive task and the school doesnt want to spend too much money, their funds are limited,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, thankyou  for help on this ,,,,,,,,,Dennis in Arizona

3 comments on “Cello fingerboard has slight up appearance”

ladymuse Says:
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 @12:34:01 AM

Dennis - get a hold of Voodoo or Hardykefes - or MD -you should post this in the repair section -  - they'll give you the lowdown and a fix -


cmreid Says:
Friday, October 24, 2014 @8:20:42 AM

Hello:if the pull up isnt to much, remove fingerboard plane neck straight,finger board could be planed underside level, a little work most musical instruments repairs require patience...replacing neck to expensive for your situation,,good luck....

drypitstop Says:
Friday, October 24, 2014 @8:46:45 AM

It is now seven years later, thanks for the info, the problem has been resolved, I just changed the fingerboard, I got a hold of some severly damaged Cello,s just took parts I needed and disposed the other , some didn't have a top or a back , ribs missing lots of broken instruments beyond repair....................................................Dennis

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