Re: The New Custom Axe - DONE! w/pics
No, its not. I bought the neck from Legacy unfretted (just with the fret slots cut), and had my luthier hand install each fret as with my first custom (although that one had a neck completely hand built by my custom guy). My luthier also made some adjustments to the neck (sanding and refinishing the fretboard and the back of the neck, slight reshaping of the headstock, custom abalone inlay). My luthier is kind of a perfectionist, and the legacy neck although it was good quality and a great price was certainly not perfect. Still, 180 bucks for a neck with a AAAA flame maple fretboard and the vine inlay and all that, you've gotta expect that some little fixes will have to happen.
I don't allow any frets to pass my hands anymore unless theyve been pressed by my luthier. He is an absolute master when it comes to fretwork. If you slide your hand along the guitars neck you cant even freakin feel that it's been fretted. In fact lol one local repair guy i took it to, who has been fixing and building guitars for over 25 years, said that it was probably the best fretwork he had ever seen. THAT statement really hit me hard, and I passed it on to my luthier who was also quite proud haha.
Last edited by shreddersymphony; 03-31-2008 at 05:27 AM.