fin·​ger·​board | \ ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce fingerboard (audio) \

Definition of fingerboard

: the part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the pitch — see violin illustration

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The players' fingers never touched the sound fingerboards of their instruments, producing pure harmonic that seemed to set the entire gallery vibrating in some mysteriously shamanistic way. Mark Swed,, "Becoming John Luther Adams: The evolution of one of America's hottest composers," 3 May 2018 The violin solo runs up and down the ebony fingerboard, conjuring the feeling of feet slipping on thin ice, bodies crashing into snowy embankments. Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’," 21 Feb. 2018 This one with a solid brass fingerboard scalloped to facilitate the sort of string bending guitar-guru John McLaughlin was doing at the time. Matt Wake,, "A guitar Heart took to '70s success has an Alabama connection," 20 June 2017 Seventeen frets split up a total of 102 buttons which correspond to a traditional six-string guitar fingerboard. Christopher Null, WIRED, "Review: Mad Catz Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller," 22 Oct. 2010

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First Known Use of fingerboard

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fingerboard was in 1609

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