Replacing fingerboard

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ncapone, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. ncapone


    Nov 17, 2010
    Would it be cost feasible to completely replace the fingerboard of a bass? I have a MIM fretless jazz that I might be interested in replacing the fingerboard to an unlined rosewood. Would this make sense? Is it doable? Or should I just replace the neck altogether?

    If possible, I would like to keep the same neck, since I love the way it plays. But I also would prefer unlined fretless.

    Thanks for your input.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    On a Fender, it will be cheaper to get another neck.
  3. jefkritz


    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    i have no idea how much it is to get a neck 're-fretboarded', but i can't imagine it's less than a new neck on (or or...)
  4. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    and it is always a nice "safety net" to be able to switch back if the new neck is not for you
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  6. or sell the old one for a few bucks