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Unlined fretless 55-01/55-02 maple fingerboard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 5fretless, Aug 30, 2005.


  1. OK,

    Now that the option of getting Lakland to do a limited run of unlined maple fingerboard equipped necks has receded - I'd like to get someone to plane down the fingerboard on a fretless rosewood Skyline neck and replace it with an unlined maple fingerboard and then have it epoxied. Could anyone out there recommend a good luthier to do such a job. Perhaps the Dude would know of someone ?

    I know of HG Thor's work - but unfortunately he doesn't undertake laborious fingerboard removal jobs.

    I hate lined fretless fingerboards and am dead set on something with an unlined maple fingerboard.

    Just recently got a black 55-01/maple with NTMB pre-amp and love it to bits - apparently - according to my sources was the last BLACK 55-01 to come out of the factory. Have they stopped making black 55-01's ?

    It has a nice flame on the headstock - will post some photos soon.

    Bill