#1
Yay.
I just succesfuly scalloped the maple neck on my Ibanez Roadstar II (1985 if you're wondering).
I went for full scallops on all the frets and it took me one solid day to complete.
I only had 2 files. One was the size of a pencil and the other - a thumb.
Needless to say that made the work even harder.

It was easy as hell to finish all of the high frets using only the small file but after that , **** became intense.
The hardest were frets 1 through 5 cause they are so damn ****ing wide.
All of the fret dots under the 12th fret disapeared but I couldn't be arsed to get new ones.
Looks pretty nice and smooth tho.
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The playability is amazing and if you're having problems with playing in tune , you should seriously chill out and stop pressing down so hard , you're most likely playing with alot of tension. I didn't have problems with that it's just the sight of floating fingers that makes it look and feel kinda weird.
It feels like playing a guitar that is tuned down to drop B.
The bends and vibrato are easy as **** + you have perfect grip on the strings.
Highly recomended mod.
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After shaping the scallops I sanded the ****er down and oiled it .
Here's the finished product:


Notice the advanced strap locking system...


It's hard to hold the guitar without sticking my face in .
(I'm using a built in camera)


I'm not kidding just look at the weird angle of my hand.


A closeup for those extra-kinky folks.
(notice the pinky )


Here's the slightly uneven low-fret area. Took ages to scallop.

This was my first ever attempt at scalloping and I'm definatly proud of it, especialy after the hours I put in it.


It's not perfect but I'm just happy it didn't end up looking like this one :

Poor guy haha
Last edited by Evil_Magician at Aug 9, 2008,
#4
Yeah it did get kinda out of control on the lower frets .
I just didn't really know how to scallope them at first but I figured it out as I came along.
Was kinda too late though.
I don't mind it though , I like using the deep scallops for playing crzy easter stuff.

^^

Yes I have.
I wrote that in the first post
#7
That looks awesome, have you had to alter the truss rod at all? Didnt know wether you might coz of all the material you've removed.
#8
Nope , It kept it's shape well.
I did have to raise the action cause I unintentionaly sanded the nut down a bit while working on the first fret.
#10
Haha no-idea.
I found that picture on the internet.
Looks like the guy scooped it out with a spooon or something.
#12
^^NP dude.

WOW . I just played with it for a couple of hours and I'm blown away.
It's just so damn easy to play I really love it.
My tone has greatly improved too.
Should be the opposite but it does sound much nicer.
#16
Thanks.

1.The high frets should be scalloped more than the low ones.
I messed up and scalloped the low frets just liek the high ones.
Turned out way to deep and ****ed up the inlays
2. Get atleast 3 different files. I worked with one just as big as the 19th fret space and one as big as the 9th fret. Needless to say , it was pretty limiting.
3.Start with the low frets because it's nicer to finish with the easy stuff.
I got really frustrated when I got to the 12th fret-1st fret area.
4.????
5.Profit.


PS. I hate laquered necks/fretboards , ain't gonna do that son.
#18
looks cool, but your action looks stupidly high

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youre going to get gang-green on your neck. and it doesnt sand out either.


huh i dont get it, i think my tele fingerboard didnt have any finish on it and didnt get it :S

can you explain more please lp?
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Last edited by rancidryan at Sep 12, 2008,
#19
Quote by LP Addict
youre going to get gang-green on your neck. and it doesnt sand out either.


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The action's pretty low on it.
I guess it's the scallops that make it look high