from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strip of wood on the neck of a stringed musical instrument against which the strings are pressed in playing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flat or roughly flat strip on the neck of a stringed instrument, against which the strings are pressed to shorten the vibrating length and produce notes of higher pitches.
- n. A miniature skateboard that is driven with the fingers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the tone; the keyboard of a piano, organ, etc.; manual.
- n. a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger.
- n. a bank of keys on a musical instrument.
- n. a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the violin, guitar, and similar instruments, the thin, usually rounded, strip of wood on the neck, above which the strings are stretched, and against which, in stopping, they are pressed by the player's fingers. See cut under violin.
- n. In the pianoforte and organ, the keyboard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers
- n. a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
- n. a bank of keys on a musical instrument
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You can just sit there and play all day, the fingerboard is a guitarist's dream.
The wood to be cleared away outside the lines which mark the width along the course of the fingerboard will be the next proceeding; it may be done neatly with a rather fine toothed saw and then carefully planed up closer to the lines, barely touching them.
The tortoise binding along the fingerboard is a lovely touch, as is the filled tailpiece.
The note-marker indentations on the fingerboard are a nice touch likely improving note accuracy by far.
- M 1000 Series: This pretty, gothic-style guitar comes with a uniquely finished Alder body, flamed Maple top, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, black nickel hardware, Grover Tuners, a Floyd Rose Bridge and EMG Pickups.
Another unique feature for this model is extending the fingerboard, which carried the rosette motif into 45-style blue Paua trim.
John had suggested we continue the rosette pearl over the fingerboard, which was quite a challenge.
Instead of the neck which came with the guitar I am playing a custom Stratocaster neck, it fits my hands, I'm used to it, and my heart is happy when I have an unfinished ebony fingerboard and german silver frets.
Khan explained how the lack of frets and the tension of the strings make it very difficult to play, as the strings must be pressed hard against the fingerboard.
Sometimes I edge the bow high up on the fingerboard, like they say Ysaÿe did.