#1
hey, ive got an epiphone les paul studio, and i love it. well everything but the fact it has dot inlays... how much would it cost for a pro to inlay it with trapazoid standard les paul inlay? just ballpark it.
#3
Quote by dave293
Roughly $200-300

Inlays in a existing guitar are expensive.


What about the cost of the refret??

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#4
refretting a les paul is $220 at the local shop here
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#5
Why would you need to refret it?
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#6
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Why would you need to refret it?



because you need to inlay into the fretboard, without the frets in the way. So, they have to be removed, the fretboard inlaid, then new frets installed.

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#7
^You could probably leave the frets in, it'd just be harder when inlaying because you wouldn't have a totally flat surface.
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#8
Don't spend that much for new inlays, just buy another guitar with inlays you like or get a custom guitar built for you, you never know, you might one day start to hate your Epi for some reason, and all that work's gone to waste.
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#9
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^You could probably leave the frets in, it'd just be harder when inlaying because you wouldn't have a totally flat surface.


no! No pro would EVER do that. How would you sand the inlays flat, whilst sanding WITH the grain of the fretboard, AND not even slightly touching the frets (to avoid scratching on the fret edges)...

Dot on the other hand, CAN be SOMETIMES inlaid without removing the frets, but never blocks.

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Last edited by ormsby guitars at May 29, 2006,
#10
Quote by R_H_C_P
Don't spend that much for new inlays, just buy another guitar with inlays you like or get a custom guitar built for you, you never know, you might one day start to hate your Epi for some reason, and all that work's gone to waste.


Listen to that guy ^^^

I had a guy come in to get me to fit new pickups to his guitar. No probs...
He then get a refret with jumbos...
Then changed the inlays to "birds" (it was a Tremonti model cheapy PRS) which needed ANOTHER refret...
Then wanted a refinish...
Then a bone nut...
Locking tuners...
tone pro bridge studs...
......
Then bitched and complained about how he'd love to buy a custom made guitar, but couldnt afford one, until i pointed out he'd spent more than that in six months on a cheap korean guitar, which ultimately WILL NEVER really be worth more than an unmodified version of the same guitar....

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#11
^ what a goof. some poeple have way too much money to throw around.
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#12
Inlays are expensive, if i got one it would just to make the inlays the same on my guitars....
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