#1
hey guys

is it possible to change the fretboard from rosewood to maple without buying a new neck?

thnks
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I dont think so, guy. Those fretboards (on most electrics, at least) are made so that they never come off. Maybe if you heated the glue and then Hulked out to pull it apart. But I doubt you can hulk out.

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I dont think so, guy. Those fretboards (on most electrics, at least) are made so that they never come off. Maybe if you heated the glue and then Hulked out to pull it apart. But I doubt you can hulk out.




You can get a luthier to do it but it would probably cost around $300+, you could do it yourself too if you follow those project guitar links but it's really easy to screw up if you're not careful.

New neck usually aren't that expensive, why not get one? And are you doing this because you prefer the feel/tone of maple? Or just the looks? Personally I don't think it would be worth it if you were just doing this for cosmetic reasons.

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#7
The long story: I had an ebony fretboard with custom inlays put on a neck - originally got the neck for next to nothing from a luthier - the neck shape was perfect but I wanted ebony... it was back in the '80s - very foolish times - as I recall, it cost about $250 for materials & labor.

The short story: don't waste your money removing the rosewood, just buy a maple fretboard neck
#8
And if you do get a maple fretobard put on you'll have to refinish the neck and it will be a 2 piece neck. You can get 1pc maple necks for reasonable prices. What guitar is it though?
#10
thanks guys sorry for not giving more details i was in a hurry. basically, its for a guitar i got in a starter pack from marshall, and the neck is really comfortable. otherwise i would have got a new neck straight away.

yes, it is for cosmtic reasons. the cguitar is black with a white perloid pickguard, and im going to put a black pickguard on it, cos im not much a fan of the white one. i think black guitar, and rosewood neck looks a bit dark, but o well. The sizes seem pretty standard (need to check that first tho) so i think il just get a new neck.

once again thanks for all the responses
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#11
Well TBH there is no point spending money on a new neck for a guitar where the neck will be worth more than the initial guitar. Your best bet is to buy something like a MIM fender or a decent guitar that comes with a maple neck as standard.
#12
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Don't waste money heavily modifiying a starter guitar unless it's for educational purposes. You could probably sell it for 100.00 and then throw in the 200-300 you'd spend on a neck and get an upgraded guitar.
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#14
woodglue makes the glue joint stronger than the wood. so if you started pulling, you'll pull part of the fretboard off fretboard, not fretboard off neck

unless the glue is the animal hide, then one you can take off with a red hot knife
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