new transposer      circle of 5ths    wap


fretboard design

Instruments and Gear
EMB5490  
16 Sep 2008 19:02 | Quote
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
United States
Lessons: 1
Licks: 1
Karma: 31
hey, i was thinking of a new guitar, but i dont like the dotted fretboard, i like it square, i also like it where its square on the first fret also. not trapazoid, square, how would i change this? is ther a way to?
TheAmericanBrit  
16 Sep 2008 19:07 | Quote
Joined: 03 Sep 2008
United States
Karma: 1
Not that I know of.

Either way, it really doesn't matter.

Still, I think you could probably get a lutherer to do it for you.
CTown  
16 Sep 2008 19:13 | Quote
Joined: 14 Jul 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 1
What? You going for a custom design? Building your own from parts? My artcore has the square inlaid pearl. Something like that? I have a feeling that I'm misinterpreting your question.
EMB5490  
16 Sep 2008 19:35 | Quote
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
United States
Lessons: 1
Licks: 1
Karma: 31
nah u know the gibson custom thngs on the fret, the square shiny things, i like those, wonderin if its possible to take one out nd insert another?
GRX40  
16 Sep 2008 19:55 | Quote
Joined: 20 Mar 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 2
You can your your inlays, but that requires cutting a hole in your fretboard to fit the square ones. Unless you just stick it on there, or paint it, but chances are it will look bad and/or wear off.
BodomBeachTerror  
16 Sep 2008 19:55 | Quote
Joined: 27 May 2008
Canada
Lessons: 2
Licks: 1
Karma: 25
i think you can buy inlays on ebay.. wether u can get square or not idk. but u could check
EMB5490  
16 Sep 2008 19:57 | Quote
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
United States
Lessons: 1
Licks: 1
Karma: 31
ahh, u have to cut it, is ther anyway to order a fretboard? any 1 know if ther anygood? id look to get a jackson randy rhoads, but i dont like the fretboard for example.
GRX40  
16 Sep 2008 19:57 | Quote
Joined: 20 Mar 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 2
^ Yeah, you most definitely could find squares on there, and probably a lot of other shapes, but the problem isn't in finding them. It's in installing them, or paying someone to install them.

If you want to get a new fretboard/new neck go to Warmoth.com. They'll make you one, and even put the custom inlays in (if you pay a little extra). I think Stewart MacDonald sells blank FBs and neck, and maybe guitar fetish as well. But if your new guitar has a set neck or thru-neck, then replacing necks (and probably fingerboards) is gonna be tricky.
CTown  
16 Sep 2008 20:13 | Quote
Joined: 14 Jul 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 1
You mean fretboard like that? I think it's possible, but one hell of a project.
CTown  
16 Sep 2008 20:18 | Quote
Joined: 14 Jul 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 1



Sorry, I'm out of sorts tonight.
EMB5490  
16 Sep 2008 22:33 | Quote
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
United States
Lessons: 1
Licks: 1
Karma: 31
yes i love tht stylre fretboard, not exact like tht tho, ther too wide, like randys gibson 1 the custom style.
keniemn  
17 Sep 2008 09:23 | Quote
Joined: 09 Apr 2008
United States
Karma: 1
well em im fairly new to guitar
but ive been working with wood over twenty years
the inlays have to be routed out a whisker tight
and preisisly deep in order to end up flush on the finish side

if you realy want to do it yourself,go find a few junk firstacts or something that you can call disposable and get a lot of practice first

listen to skold on this one find a good lutherer
vincejonesiii  
17 Sep 2008 11:20 | Quote
Joined: 16 Sep 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 13
hey i use a first act !!!!
baudelaire  
17 Sep 2008 14:57 | Quote
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Brazil
Karma: 2
doing your own inlays is very difficult. you have to be exact to a standard of about a 30th of a millimeter, or you fucked it up. i did some inlays for a guy with dolphin bone, just little O's instead of dots, and it took me 3 weeks just to properly carve out the slots for the bone pieces. it took me 2 weeks of painstaking labor to whittle out perfect little O's, and i messed up and had to start over all the time.

inlaying is a very, very painstaking task. just go with whatever you can get commercially unless you have 5-600 to get some small custom work done, or 2-3000 for larger more intricate custom work.
Crunch  
17 Sep 2008 20:15 | Quote
Joined: 31 Jul 2007
United States
Karma: 3



My guitar has this inlay, which is pretty much what you see there all the way up and down the fretboard. From what I've read here, that would suck a ridiculous amount to do, right?
EMB5490  
17 Sep 2008 20:23 | Quote
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
United States
Lessons: 1
Licks: 1
Karma: 31
ye i saw somthing like tht on the schecter diamond
BodomBeachTerror  
17 Sep 2008 20:58 | Quote
Joined: 27 May 2008
Canada
Lessons: 2
Licks: 1
Karma: 25
i reckon just doing the little dots would be a pain


Copyright © 2004-2017 All-Guitar-Chords.com. All rights reserved.