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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-04-2015, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Scraping fretboard = lower value ?

I would like to get comments if scraping the maple fretboard (and make it like new) on the more expensive jem's like PMC or LNG will lower the value of the guitar.

For example on a fretboard like this:

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-05-2015, 01:19 AM
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Re: Scraping fretboard = lower value ?

Yas, it absolutely will. Especially on the type of "holy grail" guitars you've mentioned.

Scraping, when performed correctly, will produce a fretboard that looks as new as it did the day it was sold. This leaves the owner with a problem if the top of the fretboard looks brand new and the rest of the neck shows it's age. The rest of the neck will have to be reconditioned. This includes the headstock and heel. A person would need to have mastered all of the "disciplines" of neck reconditioning to pull this off. If they/you were successful in perfectly reconditioning the neck, it still will not match the body or hardware.
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Re: Scraping fretboard = lower value ?

I would suggest a light cleaning with some simple green and a SOFT toothbrush or just blue shop towel and simple green. It will remove some of the discoloration but still make keep it's aged look.
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