#1
hey guys.
im going to be building a guitar soon with either maple or birdseye maple neck-thru (ash body if you must ask) and i question, can i keep it and make it the fretboard like on Strats,and/or can i get some ebony/rosewood then glue it on over as the fretboard? i'd rather keep it a maple neck.

Q2: Can i do a fret inlay with a wood instead of pearl?
like could i get some idk....bloodwood and just inlay the 12th fret with it?
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#2
1: no, you cant use the same exact piece as the neck (not thick enough), however, gluing a piece of maple over it will work.

2: wood inlays kick ass, and are completely do-able.
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#3
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1: no, you cant use the same exact piece as the neck (not thick enough), however, gluing a piece of maple over it will work.

2: wood inlays kick ass, and are completely do-able.

why not?
the peice i saw was like 2 inches thick,and my neck on my acoustic (way to thick for soloing lol) with fretboard is a little over 3/4 of an inch a the 9th fret...i think it'd be do-able.
how does fender do it then?

guess what im using for inlays...
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#4
well, u need a truss rod, anyway...which requires the fretboard to be seperate. fender glues them on. trust me.
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well, u need a truss rod, anyway...which requires the fretboard to be seperate. fender glues them on. trust me.


skunk stripe down the back of the neck? i know my neck dosnt have the fingerboard glued on, and its all maple.
#6
yes, but then the adjustment for the truss rod has to be at the heel (like vintage fenders). and on a neckthrough, you cant remove the neck to adjust the truss rod.
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well, u need a truss rod, anyway...which requires the fretboard to be seperate. fender glues them on. trust me.




i completely forgot about the truss rod!!!
could i use maple for the neck and birdseye as a fretboard?
that would be kickass to look at and alot cheaper...you can onmly buy rosewood here in 1'' thickness for 108$ lol
and my dad has birdseye flying around...

skunk strip...i think it'd be to risky
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#8
yeah, plain and birdseye is fine.
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yes, but then the adjustment for the truss rod has to be at the heel (like vintage fenders). and on a neckthrough, you cant remove the neck to adjust the truss rod.


nah, mine is at the head. i think it would be 100x easier to route it, then glue a fret board ontop, but i can attest that my neck is 1 piece maple, skunk stripe, adjustment at the head.
#10
so the route had to go all the way through the neck up to the fretboard??

that i just find would kill the neck's stability...and thats one thick skunk stripe...
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yeah, plain and birdseye is fine.

really?
well that got soem stress out of my life!
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