I know nothing about building a guitar from scratch, nor do I know what is possible or impossible to do with an already-built guitar... Now that that is out of the way, here's my question. I have a relatively inexpensive 5-string Jazz. I defretted the ebanol fingerboard because I was GAS'ing for a fretless. I figured that this would be a perfect candidate for that. If I screw it up, then "oh, well"...it isn't the end of the world. Well, I didn't screw it up at all. It came out pretty good for a guy that doesn't know what he's doing. Thing is that the plastic ebanol fingerboard really doesn't sound that great as a fretless. It doesn't have that deep, woody tone that a fretless should. It sounds brittle and trebly. Is it possible to remove the ebanol and install a rosewood or Pau ferro fingerboard in place of it? More importantly, how much does something like that cost? I wouldn't want to spend more on a fingerboard than what the bass is worth... I would buy another neck for it, simple as that, but the neck on this bass is unbelievably wide...wider than a standard Fender Jazz neck. It is precisely 3.05" wide at the bottom of the heel. I believe a standard 5-string Jazz neck is about 2.825" wide at the bottom of the heel. So how can I obtain my traditional deep, woody tone? can I have the fingerboard replaced...or just buy another bass...? If something can be done, can anyone here do it? or should I go jump in a lake?