My RB Jem has neckitus
Bought an 87 RB off the bay a few months ago and the neck joint has some significant shrinkage and the fretboard was lifted about 1/8" at the first fret on the treble side. Fixed the lift but was totally p-offed about spending that much and getting a crappy playing Jem. Good news is that the guitar itself is in almost mint condition and my guess is that it was a case queen for a long time. This Jem has great tone and gets impressive blues tones as well as my other Jem and UV's don't so I really want to keep it. It was stolen and recovered a week after I bought too, which is another long story.
Going to attempt to level the fretboard and refret. I have done many builds and refrets, but havent repaired this defect before. Not sure if leveling is enough to get the bow out between the 2nd and 4th fret when the truss is tightend to flatten the board. I can almost get the setup in decent playability now, but it feels more like a RG than a dialed in Jem. Going to use a machined 18" radius block to do the job. Anyone have experience in doing this repair?