The fingerboard is the surface of the neck where a player’s fingers come into contact with the strings of the instrument.

The player can press down the string at a specific point on the fingerboard to produce a tone or note.

Stringed instruments such as guitars and basses may be fretted or fretless, i.e. they may be with or without frets.

In the Plek software, the fingerboard is often represented as a grey area at the bottom of the screen.

The frets are the jagged “spikes”.