Examples from the Web for fingerboard
Having decided which is to be the upper part or that covered by the fingerboard, this is planed to a good level and smoothed.
If I draw the bow above the fingerboard instead of keeping it near the bridge, I have a decided contrast in color.Violin Mastery|Frederick H. Martens
Supposing, however, the neck is truly set and all is satisfactory, the next stage will be the laying of the fingerboard.
Of the division of the fingerboard into diatonic as well as chromatic tones; 6.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
Should the violin require a fingerboard less in length than this, a small portion must be sawn off, preferably from the small end.