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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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How much work/money is involved in getting a fretboard replacement? *I'm thinking about for an unbounch fretboard. *Not including the cost of fret replacement. *Probably be replacing a rosewood with a Brazillian rosewood... Warmoth has them cheap, I'm sure other places do too.
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I'm interested in this, too...

I sent an e-mail to Harper's and Ed Wood both requesting info on replacing the rosewood board on an RG neck with an ebony board having only side markers.

How hard a process would it be?
How much moolah we talkin' to do it?

I never got a reply to either inquiry.
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I think when all is said and done you can buy a replacement neck cheaper. You're talking pulling the entire fretboard, replacing it. Then installing the frets, leveling them, etc. That is alot of labor and while the fretboard blank will be cheap the hours to do this (properly) has to add up... glen
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Good call... I want to pimp up my S520WNF... the body is awesome on it... I love it.... the frets are too darn fat. *Maybe a thicker neck is in order... I think it has an original Wizard neck. *Insane!!!! *I bet I could get some money for that bad boy... who knows.
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Yeah..

As stated above, it will cost you more money to have the fretboard pulled/replaced/refretted/re-dressed etc then it will to buy a whole new neck. Warmoth has necks at amazingly affordable prices for the quality.
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Hi,

I think too that a replacement neck is the better alternative to fretboard replacement. Ed Roman does some fantastic work, check at http://www.edromanguitars.com/ and I would also ask Warmoth.

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Buyer Beware of Ed Roman.

I personally would not recommend dealing with him on any level. There are many reputible and more accomidating people offering similar and better services.
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Glen,
Can you recommend some alternatives?
Being a U.K. resident we are severley limited in this catagory, everyone seems to be an acoustic luthier over here, and the cost of work seem so much higher than the U.S.
I've had a look at Harpers and Warmoth, are there any more?

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Check the vendor list for capable vendors who provide custom work. I'd email Custom Guitar Wares, Inc next. If you have problems from there then post back... glen
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Yeah, the general ER outlook is: Avoid him like AIDS. *I have yet to personally deal with Warmoth, but I've seen enough of their work to know it is GOOD stuff. *I am going to try CGW and see what they can offer me pricewise.
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OK, now I've seen everything. Someone actually endorsing Ed on this forum? Who would have thunk it???
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I did mail Custom Guitar Wares the other day, but still waiting for any reply.
I'll keep ya posted.
I was going to get the body of a guitar I'm putting together made by a local guy here, but he's just doing the neck for me now, works out cheaper ordering the body from the states.

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ripl3y - Machinehead in Hitchin do a fretboard replacement for 220.
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Quote: from scott on 7:11 pm on Dec. 11, 2000
OK, now I've seen everything. Someone actually endorsing Ed on this forum? Who would have thunk it???
Maybe alienx IS Ed Roman ?!!??!!?
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That was my first thought....
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