Upon special request we can make up to 2 mm thicker neck. There are a couple of well repaired back cracks and a hairline crack on the. From what you describe, i am presuming that the fuzzy hairline of which you speak means that the hair at the perimeter grows in a curly texture and sticks out more than the rest of the hair seems to do. Repairing a cracked fingerboard strange guitarworks. Im interested in smaller bodied semi hollow electrics and the usual 339s and casino coupes have popped up on my radar but then the midtown came to mind. I have it on a martin acoustic with richlite and like it. Low hairline at the back of neck is a feature in which a persons hairline where the hair follicles end at the back of the head extends down a bit lower than usual for the average normal person in his ethnicracial group. Do you apply lemon oil every once in a while like you would rosewood or ebony. I do not have very sensitive skin otherwise and the bumps only occur on the back of my head from my hairline at my neck to about 2 inches above the hairline. This is the updated original kit designed in the usa and sold exclusively by quality time solutions.
This acoustically superior material offers a consistent density that is moisture acclimated and inherently stable. The two interlock and are held together with a specially formulated aerospace epoxy, engineered to have very high shear strength, making the neck and body impossible to separate. Here the body is routed with a pocket to accommodate a tongue, or dovetail, on the neck. Advice on cracked neck archive mandolin cafe forum. How to repair cracked and chipped acoustic guitar fretboards. Ive played lots of guitars with richlite, but have yet to work on one, as in do a refret, so i dont know how they react compared to wood. Why martin guitar chooses richlite fretboards over ebony. Some people use lemon oil, linseed oil, distilled water, or fret cleaner from the music shop. If you dont take care of it, it can crack, chip, and even have inlays come loose. The rounded mahogany neck is capped with a rosewood fingerboard that sports. There is a hairline crack on the neck from the nut to the first fret. The best fretboard oils and how to use them djent hub. Richlite fretboards are incredibly easy to maintain and withstand refretting without chipping.
Maintenace for richlite fingerboard the unofficial. Unfortunately, fretboards or fingerboards are no different than any other wood. You just spray some on a cloth, rub it in to the fretboard and polish it until you are satisfied. Hpl sides and back, richlite fretboard, and laminate neck. A satinfinish mahogany neck with stabilizing dualaction truss rod makes. Or rub one or two drops of oil mineral, almond, linseed into the fingerboard to condition it. Please dont overdo it, and make sure to wipe off excess oil with a soft, dry cloth. Have a shaped bob when you have a fuzzy hairline at the. Ebony is much harder and polishes up beautifully so that the neck feels.
Includes an adjustable elastic headband to hold the template. Maple neck comes with a multiplebound rosewood fingerboard. Low hairline at back of neck is a condition in which the hair grows unusually low on the back of the neck. Our kilndried fingerboards have flat undersides, are unfretted no inlays, and ready for trimming to fit a variety of neck widths. This repair is basic woodworking so theres nothing complicated about the job and anybody should be able to pull this off without any problems. The belly bridge and fingerboard is made of forestfriendly richlite, a material that has a. Ive discussed it with the lady who cuts my hair and she cannot figure out what is causing them.
Because the latter can accept the high prices but wont fold for features like richlite fretboard. And, on some guitars, it adds neck weight and worsens neck dive when used as a fretboard, such as on flattops martin again. Made of a thin and flexible plastic film, specifically designed to comfortably fit the shape of the back of your neck. This neck was cracked when the guitar hit the floor headstock first and is not the typical crack behind the nut youll find from over tightening of the. Multiple layers of paper are soaked in phenolic resin, then molded and baked into net shape in a heated form or press. Show all acoustic guitars modern music is one of the south. Full body guitar repair martin dcpa5 the music shed. It tends to wearout cutters, and it can crack if not handled properly. I havent been able to find out anything on caring for my richlite fingerboard. Originally distributed as a commercial kitchen surface in the 1950s, it has recently been adapted for use in skateboard parks as well as various other.
Painful blisterlike bumps just above hairline back of. How does richlite stand up to temperature and humidity. I was looking over my les paul today, cleaning it and such and right below the fretboard where the neck meets the body theres a hairline crack, i do. Richlite fretboards are incredibly durable while maintaining an ebony or rosewood look and feel. Low hairline at back of neck what doctors want you to know. Durable high impact resistance, deflective and flexural strength and structural capabilities make richlite an extremely durable material. Replacing a guitar fingerboard fret not guitar repair.
Mid to late 90s fernandes hss stratocaster in near mint condition. Gator bass guitar hard case universal good condition, no cracks sprayed. Our fretboards are durable and moisture acclimated making them inherently stable. Richlite has become the top ebony alternative in the musical instrument industry for a variety of.
Action a hair over 332 of the low e and just under 332 of the high e at the 12th fret. Repairing a super thin hairline crack in the neck or leave. Sheets of paper are stacked up and saturated with a phenolic resin, then heat and pressure are applied. The resin is thermosetting and sets permanently with zero offgassing. Resetting martin neck with richlite fingerboard frets. But when they spend as much time as they do on the road being packedunpacked, played every night, ridding in the back of a semi over thousands of miles of shit highways, thanks obama, its going to happen. Very minimal hairline scratches, low action, good intonation, all pups, pre. The neck hairline is curved and tapered to a point in the center back of the neck. The upper arm is the humerus bone and at the top is shaped like a ball sitting on a tube, where the tube flares and the ball starts is the sub capital humeral necka common area for fracture.
If you may see hairline cracks on a driedout fingerboard, gibsons luthiers choice fretboard conditioner is your friend. Simply show the stylist your illustration and explain that you would like the nape area of your neck tapered and the hairline trimmed to follow the shape you have drawn. Richlite s fretboards are an acoustically superior product and the perfect alternative ebony fretboard. Slotted fingerboard for paul reed smith and dobro guitars stewmac. Solid east indian rosewood body, mahogany neck, and richlite fretboard, the. Richlite has numerous advantages for the maker, manufacturer, or player of stringed instruments. I try not to mess with them, but sometimes they get so swollen and painful that i try to pop them and then disinfect them and put neosporin on it. Made in the usa, richlite is a sustainable material manufactured from recycled paper and phenolic resin. Richlite is waterresistant, sanitary, has low moisture absorption, heat and fire resistant, extraordinarily dense and durable, and has a natural appeal due to its paper construction. See detailed information below for a list of 25 causes of low hairline at back of neck, symptom checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
Is richlite acceptable fender stratocaster guitar forum. Quality time neck hair line is the popular, original and patented diy tool kit for keeping a clean, curved or straight neck hairline. Doctor answers on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more. How to cut a tapered nape area with trimmed hairline. Quality time neck hair guide is the popular patented tool for creating and keeping a clean neck and straight hairline along the back of the neck. Replacing a guitar fingerboard removing the fretboard i have used two tools to remove fingerboards. Pimples in my hairline on the neck redraiderintexas. Removing and replacing a fretboard strange guitarworks.272 307 21 1290 1134 1479 454 327 727 1325 539 1490 1348 981 311 846 1448 875 630 132 1276 804 1403 411 941 1190 1161 323 941 493 634 918 525