How Much For Scalloping - Jemsite
Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods Guitar workbench discussion such as setup, repairs, mods, installing new parts and more.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-30-2007, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,525
How Much For Scalloping

How much are we talking to get a 21 fret maple fretboard scalloped (sp?)..

just curious.
shogun is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 04:24 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: PA
Posts: 225
Re: How Much For Scalloping

There are a couple of services for offer on , somewhat intermittently, on a famous auction site. The two companies seem to be in heated competition. The guy who's been doing it longer charges around $99 I think, and from his photos, he's the better of the two.
ibanez otaku is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 08:53 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 563
Re: How Much For Scalloping

Depends on which hardware store you go to to get a round wood file.
CityofBlindingLights is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 11
Re: How Much For Scalloping

"There are a couple of services for offer on , somewhat intermittently, on a famous auction site. The two companies seem to be in heated competition. The guy who's been doing it longer charges around $99 I think, and from his photos, he's the better of the two." Could you say who these guys are, maybe some links?
Thanks
rubenzall is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,525
Re: How Much For Scalloping

Quote:
Originally Posted by CityofBlindingLights View Post
Depends on which hardware store you go to to get a round wood file.
do u know of any that scallop your fretboard, because thats what the thread is about.
shogun is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 10:02 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 340
Re: How Much For Scalloping

Quote:
Originally Posted by shogun View Post
do u know of any that scallop your fretboard, because thats what the thread is about.
Hardware stores sell files, which can be used to scallop your own fretboard.
I bought and old neck and used it to practice, and I'm actually fairly good at it. I plan on scalloping the neck of my other guitars as well (frets 12 through 24)
Martyr Machine is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: YK
Posts: 482
Re: How Much For Scalloping

i have a question, can you get a wizard2/wizard scalloped? or is the neck to thin to have more wood taked off it?
-Rhaab is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,525
Re: How Much For Scalloping

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martyr Machine View Post
Hardware stores sell files, which can be used to scallop your own fretboard.
I bought and old neck and used it to practice, and I'm actually fairly good at it. I plan on scalloping the neck of my other guitars as well (frets 12 through 24)
i want it done by a pro. guitar tech.
shogun is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 11:29 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Granite City Illinois
Posts: 804
Reviews: 2
Re: How Much For Scalloping

I have been scalloping my own necks for 20 yrs......
I have also scalloped a Super Wizard neck....no problems even after 5yrs.
As Long as the neck is stable to begin with and you know what you are doing you can scallop it.
LuredMaul is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 05:10 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 563
Re: How Much For Scalloping

Make sure you've practiced on other necks if you're going to scallop yourself, then once you scallop you have to sand (in increasing grits, I say up to about 600 if you want to go really fine, but 300-ish should do the job). Then you have to finish the neck, unless you're scalloping rosewood/ebony/pao ferro.

You could also probably bring the neck into your local guitar shop and have them scallop it.
CityofBlindingLights is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 11:13 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Granite City Illinois
Posts: 804
Reviews: 2
Re: How Much For Scalloping

Be prepared to pay $10 a fret or more at a local shop.
Then clear coat charge after that.
LuredMaul is offline  
Reply

Tags
clear coat , fret maple , guitar shop , guitar tech , local guitar shop , maple fret , maple fretboard , super wizard neck

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome