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Considering removing a fingerboard from a graphite neck.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Benjamin Strange, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I've got a Steinbeger XM that I just recently installed a Moses fretless neck on. Turns out that the Moses is a bit too thing for my tastes; it was a risk ordering it, but I figured I might get used to it. Well, I am addicted to thick necks, and this isn't nearly as thick as the old Steinbergers.

    Question is, how plausable is it to replace the old phenolic fretboard with a fretless one? I don't suppse you can just steam graphite off. The other issue is that the Steinbergers have no truss rod, and have a set relief. For fretless, I would want the board to be dead straight. Think this might be possible for one of the graphite guys out there to do?
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Sounds like a job for Peakamoose...