I have a vintage Schecter that I hadn't played in years, and its' beautiful (bolt-on) solid birdseye maple neck developed a forward bow, so severe that neither a trussrod replacement nor "steaming" would fix it. It's not just bowed, its a very shallow V shape with the apex of the V at the 12th fret. It's playable up to about the 10th fret, but go any higher and it's all fret buzz. My "neck tech" says the only remaining option is to remove the frets, plane the surface flat again, & re-install the frets. Simply replacing the neck might be cheaper, but it's such a nice looking birdseye maple neck & headstock, I'd really hoped it could be salvaged. Maybe it's a lost cause Any ideas? Could it more easily be converted to fretless?