#1
hello all, i come with a customizing question today. i love playing my epiphone les paul, i use it for tons of styles of music, but my problem, as is many others, is being able to play the upper frets. im not gifted with the longest of fingers, so many times it is quite difficult to hit the higher frets


would it be safe to sand away some of the neck heel? like, where it comes to an abrupt point, would it be ok to sand that down a bit to get a little more access?
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#2
yes

EDIT: i thought you meant carve out the cutaway....just do that and don't risk it
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Last edited by Ghost_bass at Feb 19, 2009,
#3
alright, so like you know with the les paul cutaways, it comes out at about a 90 degree angle, so specifically what im thinking is kinda shaving that down to more a 60-70 degree, with it being much more extreme near the top of the cutaway where access starts getting difficult, if that makes any sense...
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#4
Quote by Nakon14
alright, so like you know with the les paul cutaways, it comes out at about a 90 degree angle, so specifically what im thinking is kinda shaving that down to more a 60-70 degree, with it being much more extreme near the top of the cutaway where access starts getting difficult, if that makes any sense...



is the neck glued in or bolted

if it's glued, it could probably be done, but talk to guys at your local store about it.
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#5
it is a glued in neck, my main goal is eliminating some of the excess wood that doesnt necessarily need to be there to hopefully get a little bit better access to the upper frets, and i just want to get an idea where the super danger zone is
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