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  • #16
    So any idea how much the cost would be? I am mostly concerned with the refret at this point.

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    • #17
      Refrets in my area tend to be about $10 a fret, so, for an RG, that'd be $240. That was a few years ago, so I don't know if the price has gone up at all, but it's probably around that.
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      • #18
        Ah ok. It seems I have heard that before. Must be a pretty standard price. I would assume that scalloping is probably more expensive. Any ideas?






        Quote Originally Posted by bubkus_jones
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        Refrets in my area tend to be about $10 a fret, so, for an RG, that'd be $240. That was a few years ago, so I don't know if the price has gone up at all, but it's probably around that.




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        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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          Welcome to the forum



          I have no answers for you, but thought I'd bump your thread. I was actually coming in here hoping to find someone completely unqualified asking for advice on how to scallop the board on his dad's vintage guitar, but alas, you seem to be more intelligent than that. I'm relieved that you're looking for a professional






          That reminds me.



          I bought Clapton's Blackie strat at a Crossroads auction. What's the best file to use to scallop the neck?



          Also, I was thinking a set of DiMarzio Fury's would sound good in there as well. Maybe even route the body for a Floyd.

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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by Branden
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            Really??? That seems like a very good price. Maybe too good. Have you done any business with this guy or seen his work?




            He's got pics. No personal dealings. Seems straight up.



            Good advice here to consider buying a neck separately....if only to still have a guitar to play while waiting...also...I'd get the stainless fret install at the same time.
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            • #21






              Quote Originally Posted by Branden
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              Ah ok. It seems I have heard that before. Must be a pretty standard price. I would assume that scalloping is probably more expensive. Any ideas?




              Not sure what anyone would charge to scallop your neck, but just as a reference, Warmoth charges $90 for a half-neck scallop, $110 for a full-neck scallop on the necks they sell.



              Refrets do require a number of steps (pulling the old frets, seating the new ones, leveling, crowning and polishing), and scalloping is relatively more simple to accomplish, so don't be surprised if you can get that done cheaper than a refret.
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              • #22
                Welcome to the forum.



                When I think of a scalloped neck, this is the first thing that comes to mind:







                I'm very leery of scalloped necks and I don't like the idea. But that's me.



                If you decide to go ahead with a scallop, I agree with what the others said about buying a neck just to scallop and keeping the old neck intact. Or, have very high stainless frets installed on your current neck. Be very careful about who does the work. You want them to have experience doing scalloping. You may not be able to find a local luthier who can do the work properly so you may have to ship the guitar to someone who can.



                Best of luck with whatever you decide.

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                • #23
                  ^That's actually playdoh or modeling clay, right? That's not actually wood......right? Right?
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                  • #24
                    No. It's actual wood. It's a badly done home scalloping job.

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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by BrammyH
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                      That reminds me.



                      I bought Clapton's Blackie strat at a Crossroads auction. What's the best file to use to scallop the neck?



                      Also, I was thinking a set of DiMarzio Fury's would sound good in there as well. Maybe even route the body for a Floyd.




                      Make sure you sand it down and spray paint it purple!
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                      • #26






                        Quote Originally Posted by PunkKitty
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                        Welcome to the forum.



                        When I think of a scalloped neck, this is the first thing that comes to mind:







                        +1...this is EXACTLY what was in my mind when I first clicked on this thread
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                        • #27
                          Do you have a link to his site? Or any way to get a hold of him?






                          Quote Originally Posted by Sillypeoples
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                          He's got pics. No personal dealings. Seems straight up.



                          Good advice here to consider buying a neck separately....if only to still have a guitar to play while waiting...also...I'd get the stainless fret install at the same time.




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                          • #28
                            Lol that scalloping job. That is a perfect example for why I want a professional to do it.

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                            • #29
                              That would be bad ass. I had just assumed that a scallop job would be more expensive than a refret. Can you send your necks to Warmoth to have them scalloped? Or are these rates only for the necks they make?






                              Quote Originally Posted by bubkus_jones
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                              Not sure what anyone would charge to scallop your neck, but just as a reference, Warmoth charges $90 for a half-neck scallop, $110 for a full-neck scallop on the necks they sell.



                              Refrets do require a number of steps (pulling the old frets, seating the new ones, leveling, crowning and polishing), and scalloping is relatively more simple to accomplish, so don't be surprised if you can get that done cheaper than a refret.




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                              • #30
                                lol. That pic is horrible.



                                There is a hilarious YouTube video where this kid does a 'How to scallop Your Fretboard'...and I am sitting there ready to take notes, totally stoked at doing it my self and he starts hitting this neck with a rasp, and I just can't believe it, it turns out be to be such a pile, and he's so totally proud of his work. Someone should call his Mom 'Keep him away from the tools, do it for us, all of us, any more videos like this and you will have guitar players throwing themselves off bridges'.
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