#1
Well UG, do to my new found inspiration from fretless guitarist pioneer, Ned Evett, i have decided to build my own fretless guitar.

I had an old Epi LP Junior body and neck that i got from a friend and decided that that would work.

So last night i defretted it and sanded on the board some, but im still unsure as to what im going to fill them with.

The body i had partially sanded down, and had routed for a P-90 in the neck (for a different project). I scuffed up the rest of the finish and sprayed a coat of white primer that i had left over from a different project.

Now, my idea for the finish was to kind of go in a Hendrix Monterey Pop direction (red,white, cool designs), But that could change. I had my brother pick up some red and some white for me today when he went to town.

So, UG, does anyone have any objections, suggestions, comments?
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#3
You could fill the neck with putty.
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#4
get some thin maple strips if you want a lined fretless and fill it in with them
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#5
I think maple will be the way to go, any idea where i could get some?
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#6
you can get small scraps from a lumber yard... i'm sure they have some they're going to throw out that would be fine...
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#7
Hmmm if i had a bandsaw, i could make some walnut ones.....damnit.
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#8
yea, you could just CA in some maple strips. you could probably make these fairly easily with a table saw.
#9
well i have a table saw but no maple.
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well you could use something like balsa wood(i think) it may be to soft but is roughly the same colour as maple. you can get it in most good hobby shops(railway, cars, planes that kind) but im not sure if that would work
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well you could use something like balsa wood(i think) it may be to soft but is roughly the same colour as maple. you can get it in most good hobby shops(railway, cars, planes that kind) but im not sure if that would work


Did you know that balsa wood is technically a 'hard wood' although it has 'soft' properties?

Anyway don't use balsa wood, don't rush, spend some time find the maple and do it properly then you'll be happy!
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#12
balsa = natures styrofoam
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#13
Why not use balsa wood? If it’s the right colour then there’s no problem? The fret fillets will provide no structural integrity to the fretboard its self so it doesn’t matter what wood you use.

Just a colour that contrasts the fretboard colour, if that’s the look you want.




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#14
i think that i will wait till i get some maple.
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