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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2004, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Scalloping Frets 21-24 on Universe

I'm surprised a Search didn't turn up anything about this.

I'm thinking about doing it but wonder, are the inlays at 21 & 24 deep enough?

I'm sure somebody must've done this before.
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Thanks for the link, but I have done it before. To RG's though. I'm mostly wondering about the depth of the inlays, if i would wipe them out by doing this thing.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2004, 08:23 PM
 
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Which model of Universe?
If it's the UV777BK, then I can help.
I emailed Jeremy (LGM) about this, as I was preparing to do this to my UV. He advised me that, in his experience, the pyramid inlays are very shallow, only about .040" (forty-thousandths of an inch) deep... I asked his, as I recall a picture posted quite some time back of a fully scalloped 777BK - it was without inlays at that point.
The scallops were deep on that one.
If you stay shallow with your scalloping, you'll be find. Follow my WWW link below, and scroll to the bottom of the page; there's a link to some pictures. Click on the shot of my UV on that page; you'll see that it's scalloped, and still has its inlays... =]
I was very careful...

Hope this helps.
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And if it doesn't work out and you lose the inlays, I believe it's required by law that you treat yourself to a full new inlay job
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-26-2004, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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steve, thanks for the tips. I was thinking today, what if I only scalloped on the high string side? That way if I lost some of the inlay, there would at least still be something there.
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