#1
I ordered my rosewood fretboard from stewmac assuming it would be tapered allready but i dont think it is because it looks huge. so i was wondering if anyone could give me some measurements for the taper.

this guitar is meant for my girlfriend so if that could be taken into account i would appreciate it.

also very soon i will be starting my own build thread. the only reason i havent yet is because i dont feel like figuring out how to post pictures yet. so if anyone could help with that it would be appreciated also.

thank you!
#2
What size nut are you using? That will be the width at one end. The width of the other end follows the taper on the strings plus around 3/16" either side. You'd have to work this out accurately by drawing a full-size plan - draw a centreline, mark the nut and bridge (scale length). Work out where your highest fret will be and add a little bit for the fretboard end.

You then need to know the E to E string spacing of the nut and bridge, mark these measurements and join the dots (that'll be your high and low E strings). Add 3/16" on the outside edge of those two strings and that'll be the fretboard/neck width.

Hope that makes sense?