#1
So i was thinking of scalloping my guitars frets from 16-24 but then got thinking i dont want destroy my baby lol. So is it possible to scallop your own frets? Has anyone ever done it or is a Luther and can help me out with some advice.

Some specs on my neck:

Neck- thru body
Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
Locking Nut
43mm Neck Width
Extra Thin U Neck Contour
24 XJ Frets
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#2
Sure it's possible, a lot of people do it themselves. I won't go as far as to say most people, but it's pretty close. Just be sure to know what you're doing, practice on a cheap guitar first.
#3
lol that isn't an option any videos or threads dedicated to this anyone know of? Does inlays present a problem?
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#4
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#5
It's possible, Yngwie did it himself for the first time, before he even knew that it's actually not his own original idea. Then again, he worked in a guitar luthier shop... practice first.
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#6
you need a battery powered drill, an old drill bit, a 3/4" ish dowel, some sand paper and some glue

cut the dowel to about 4" long and drill into it length ways. then put some glue in the hole and stick the drill bit back in. leave to dry

wrap some sandpaper around the dowel, and tape/glue/solder in place

then use that spinning sander type creation to sand the frets down


might be an idea to only do them on the higher strings.


that's just how i'd go about it if i had nothing to lose.

look up ormsby guitars on youtube, he does something similar

EDIT: zomg, neckthrough. thats a helluva risk if it goes tits up
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Last edited by stevo_epi_SG_wo at Dec 4, 2009,
#7
i'd definitely look for a $100 guitar (or less! cheaper isn't a bad thing, it's a practice instrument) and i'd try that first. you might even find out you don't want to risk your guitar at all. or maybe you'd end up hating the feel of the scallops. it's risky.

maybe look for a $30 guitar at toys r us? just saying, i think you should definitely try it on something else first.
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Quote by stevo_epi_SG_wo
you need a battery powered drill, an old drill bit, a 3/4" ish dowel, some sand paper and some glue

cut the dowel to about 4" long and drill into it length ways. then put some glue in the hole and stick the drill bit back in. leave to dry

wrap some sandpaper around the dowel, and tape/glue/solder in place

then use that spinning sander type creation to sand the frets down


might be an idea to only do them on the higher strings.


that's just how i'd go about it if i had nothing to lose.

look up ormsby guitars on youtube, he does something similar

EDIT: zomg, neckthrough. thats a helluva risk if it goes tits up


...or use a drum sander. i just envision shit flying everywhere as soon as you touch that to the guitar neck
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#9
Isnt there a whole thread dedicated to this in the gear building and customizing section ...
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