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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2010, 11:15:07 AM »
one thing you might remember is that the skills that the likes of Jonathan (Feline) and Wez V posses have been honed over many years, this really is a job for the pros.

out of curiosity, how much would a scalloped neck job cost? (Wez, Jonathan).

I would usually quote out at about 10 per fret to do
A whole board will take most of a day non stop - it's a time consuming job

Here is a partial one that I did on one of our customs - I set the dots in deeper to cope with the scallop


now thats what I'm talking about - tasty work.


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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2010, 11:26:01 AM »
Jon asked me to do that for him after I got my Dremmel....  :P

I always love the look of Jon's mirror like finish on his frets. Lovely stuff.
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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2010, 12:14:27 PM »
Jon asked me to do that for him after I got my Dremmel....  :P

I always love the look of Jon's mirror like finish on his frets. Lovely stuff.

the best thing about Jon's work is hes quite open about how he does it - measure three times, take it slowly, good tools, tidy workshop, quality materials. nevertheless that picture is quite something!
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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2010, 12:56:47 PM »
Jon asked me to do that for him after I got my Dremmel....  :P

I always love the look of Jon's mirror like finish on his frets. Lovely stuff.

Keep away from my guitars with your "dremel of death"

Actually I use a Dremel with a flex-shaft and a drum sander for part of the process
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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2010, 04:22:32 PM »
i agree with jon - 10 per fret

i also like the partial scallops - for mine i use a rattail file to rough them in and sanding sticks to finish off (dowel with sandpaper attached)

i tend to go a bit deeper on the treble than the bass

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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2010, 11:41:52 PM »
Cheers to feline and co for weighing in as well, I'm definitely going to leave the scalloping for now and have a luthier refret it with tall fretwire (EVO 'gold' FW55090). I guess just playing with constant awareness of my finger pressure I should be fine and i'm going to be playing very little anyways until my arms are healed.

Just curious though, are the inlays really necessary? After a while don't you get a feel for where you are without needing to look?


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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2010, 12:37:28 PM »
When I was getting bad pains in my left hand, it seemed that low and fat frets helped. You still have to have a soft touch, but the fretboard stops you from gripping excessively.

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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2010, 02:03:56 PM »
Cheers to feline and co for weighing in as well, I'm definitely going to leave the scalloping for now and have a luthier refret it with tall fretwire (EVO 'gold' FW55090).


Is Nigel / Leicestershire Luthier doing that for you ?
He is the only person who has mentioned the EVO Gold wire to me in the past
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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2010, 07:35:44 PM »
No it's not him, though I did initially find out about the EVO fretwire from his website when googling for info about stainless frets.

The refret/setup will be done by Terry Chapman @ www.tjcguitars.com

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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2010, 08:13:41 PM »
Wow - I'm wondering if it's Terry Chapman that used to have a shop In Bucklesbury Hitchin about 20-25 years ago...
Used to import and sell Paul C's (now Chandler USA) bodies and necks....

If it is I applied for a job with him as a trainee back in 1987.........didn't get a job , but obviously I stuck with it!
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Re: Some questions about scalloping
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2010, 09:00:53 PM »
Wow - I'm wondering if it's Terry Chapman that used to have a shop In Bucklesbury Hitchin about 20-25 years ago...
Used to import and sell Paul C's (now Chandler USA) bodies and necks....

If it is I applied for a job with him as a trainee back in 1987.........didn't get a job , but obviously I stuck with it!

Not as good as your story, but I do have a guitar with a neck and body from that very shop.
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