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Fingerboards

SOUND COMPOSITES ARCOTECH FINGERBOARDS... THE EBONY ALTERNATIVE
Sound Composites Arcotech carbon graphite fingerboards are competitively priced direct replacements for standard Ebony wood boards. These durable classical-styled stringed instrument fingerboards produce even and warm tonal characteristics while dramatically reducing repair and replacement.

Sold at or below the price of Grade A Ebony

"As you well know, to get good Ebony is becoming harder and harder. To tell the truth, we have to find the replacement for Ebony in near future."
 Shinya Tamura
 YAMAHA CORPORATION
 2008/05/20

Please Review Violin, Cello & Bass Model Listings Below


Sound Composites has developed a material designed for optimal technical and sonic outcomes:
Arcotech Fingerboards are supremely stable and do not move, wear or groove.
Each fingerboard:

  • Has a non-wearing and moisture-proof surface; thus stable and impervious to string wear
  • Is Satin smooth to the touch
  • Is tonally consistent and even throughout the entire fingerboard
  • Provides a traditional aesthetic
  • And notably, fibrous carbon is not present close to the fingerboard surface. This is the area which may be tooled by some in the dressing of the fingerboard surface.  Resultantly, the area to be dressed is friendly to work and is formulated to not wear cutters.
Sound Composites Arcotech fingerboards for classical-style stringed instruments are designed to have the overall textbook density of Ebony. Thus, they are entirely compatible with wood-necks instruments.

Sound Composites Arcotech fingerboards are not reliant on density to deliver their ‘non-wearing’ surface, even when using abrasive strings. Sound Composites does not have to compromise due to the perceived hardness and density needs of other manufacturers.

Four Arcotech Fingerboard styles to choose from:
- American Ebony Classic:
The proven non-wearing satin black Sound Composites fingerboard
- Carbo-core:
Incorporate the tested non-wear characteristics of the satin black Sound Composites board surface with a lightweight chambered internal core embodiment.
- Bio-board:
Combined the traditional well-proven Sound Composites classic materials technologies with an extremely hard woody bio-fibrous cellulose surface to achieve a fingerboard with a  clear woody warmth and extreme durability.
- Bio-lite fingerboards:
Offer all the benefits of Bio-boards with a lightweight chambered embodiment.

Violin Fingerboards

Violin Fingerboards

Sound Composites Arcotech fingerboards for classical-style stringed instruments are designed to have the overall textbook density of Ebony. Thus, they are entirely compatible with wood-necks instruments.

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Cello Fingerboards

Cello Fingerboards

SOUND COMPOSITES ARCOTECH FINGERBOARDS... THE EBONY ALTERNATIVE
Sound Composites Arcotech cello fingerboards contribute to high quality tone production. This is due to the consistency of the material surface, coupled with the tremendous ability of the ‘tonally filtered’ carbon fiber to move sonic information through the neck beam.

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Upright Bass Fingerboards

Upright Bass Fingerboards

Sound Composites Arcotech carbon graphite fingerboards are competitively priced direct replacements for standard Ebony wood boards. These durable classical-styled stringed instrument fingerboards produce even and warm tonal characteristics while dramatically reducing repair and replacement.

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