|Cantilevered Fingerboard noun \ˈkan-tə-ˌlē-vərd ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌbȯrd\
00:41A "Cantilevered Fingerboard" is designed so that the upper end of the fingerboard is elevated, or cantilevered, to avoid having it touch the top of an archtop, f-hole guitar, mandolin, violin or similar acoustic instrument. By keeping the fingerboard clear of the instrument's top plate, the cantilever allows the entire top to vibrate without interference that a fingerboard glued to the top would introduce.
All Violin Family instruments are made this way, with a Cantilevered Fingerboard. Some guitar and most mandolin designs also include this feature as an integral part of the overall design.
Also See: Fingerboard
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