Fingerboard Locating Jig


The ELEVATE Fingerboard Locating Jig is designed to take the guess work out of aligning a fretboard on a neck for glue ups.  The jig easily and accurately locates in two different ways- via the truss rod slot or by clamping onto straight or tapered outside edges.  This is achieved by utilizing either the included truss rod centering pins or by using the built-in articulating clamps.

This jig’s body contains four hardened drill bushings that ensure accurate and repeatable drill locations in both the neck and the underside of the fingerboard.  Once the holes are drilled in each part, simply insert a 3/16″ plastic locating pin in each hole and snap the parts together.

Add a depth stop for added accuracy and don’t forget to use a sharp drill bit.

Use carbon fiber reinforcement rods in your necks?  Check out the Truss Rod Slotting Jig Plus for a wider bushing spacing.

See more information below under the “product information” tab.

SKU: FBL-1 Category:

Available Options

Fingerboard Locating Jig

((2) conical centering pins & (10) plastic locating pins included)


3/16″ Brad Point Drill Bit



Depth Stop Collar



Extra 3/16″ x 1/4″ Locating Pins (sold individually)



1/4″ Truss Rod Centering Pin (qty: 2)




I own and use many ELEVATE jigs and the Fingerboard Locating Jig is just as fine as the rest of them. It’s well made and makes a very important and time-consuming task fast, easy and reliable!
~Ted Astrand, Astrand Guitars
I wanted to express to you how much I love the Fingerboard Locating Jig you designed.  It makes aligning the fretboard and neck a breeze.  Was so excited to get it and even more excited every time I use it.  Can hardly wait to see what else you create.  Thanks for making life easier for all of us.
~Dennis Brink
I own several of ELEVATE’s jigs and, as usual, the Fretboard Locating Jig is well made and precise. I have used it several times in various situations, and it always yields perfect results. Highly recommend it, as well as any of ELEVATE’s other jigs.
~ Steve Griffin

Additional information

What's Included

-Fretboard Locating Jig body
-(2) Conical centering pins
-(10) Plastic locating pins


-All aluminum construction
-Centers on truss rod slot, outside tapers, or outside straight edges
-Outside edge clamping range approximately 3 1/8" – 1 1/8"
-Bushing sets labeled for easy use

Bushing Spacing

-3/4" apart on center
-Set 1- 1/2" on center from end
-Set 2- 6 1/4" on center from end