Replacing a guitar fingerboard fret not guitar repair. If you may see hairline cracks on a driedout fingerboard, gibsons luthiers choice fretboard conditioner is your friend. Ive discussed it with the lady who cuts my hair and she cannot figure out what is causing them. Setin or glueon necks are the means of attaching a neck to the body using a dovetail joint. Durable high impact resistance, deflective and flexural strength and structural capabilities make richlite an extremely durable material. Includes an adjustable elastic headband to hold the template. Hpl sides and back, richlite fretboard, and laminate neck. And, on some guitars, it adds neck weight and worsens neck dive when used as a fretboard, such as on flattops martin again. A satinfinish mahogany neck with stabilizing dualaction truss rod makes.
Richlite has become the top ebony alternative in the musical instrument industry for a variety of. Richlite has numerous advantages for the maker, manufacturer, or player of stringed instruments. There are a couple of well repaired back cracks and a hairline crack on the. So, my goal today, is that i need to first make you understand 1 what can go wrong with a neckline, 2 what i believe is the perfect neckline, 3 why the proper neckline is so important to a haircut and 4 how the right hairline can change your life. Action a hair over 332 of the low e and just under 332 of the high e at the 12th fret. 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. Please dont overdo it, and make sure to wipe off excess oil with a soft, dry cloth.
How does richlite stand up to temperature and humidity. 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. 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. For martin guitar, richlite fretboard and bridges are a sustainable addition to their instruments. Show all acoustic guitars modern music is one of the south. I have it on a martin acoustic with richlite and like it. 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. Gator bass guitar hard case universal good condition, no cracks sprayed. Low hairline at back of neck what doctors want you to know. 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.
The resin is thermosetting and sets permanently with zero offgassing. 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. Full body guitar repair martin dcpa5 the music shed. Ive tried rubbing sea breeze on my neck twice a day, yet still, i get these huge, sore. This is the updated original kit designed in the usa and sold exclusively by quality time solutions. Mid to late 90s fernandes hss stratocaster in near mint condition. 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. 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. Slotted fingerboard for paul reed smith and dobro guitars stewmac. Ebony is much harder and polishes up beautifully so that the neck feels.
Repairing a super thin hairline crack in the neck or leave. Replacing a guitar fingerboard removing the fretboard i have used two tools to remove fingerboards. Why martin guitar chooses richlite fretboards over ebony. Doctor answers on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more. Painful blisterlike bumps just above hairline back of. Maintenace for richlite fingerboard the unofficial. How to repair cracked and chipped acoustic guitar fretboards. How to cut a tapered nape area with trimmed hairline.
If you dont take care of it, it can crack, chip, and even have inlays come loose. Is richlite acceptable fender stratocaster guitar forum. Unfortunately, fretboards or fingerboards are no different than any other wood. Sheets of paper are stacked up and saturated with a phenolic resin, then heat and pressure are applied. The belly bridge and fingerboard is made of forestfriendly richlite, a material that has a.
Solid east indian rosewood body, mahogany neck, and richlite fretboard, the. 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. This repair is basic woodworking so theres nothing complicated about the job and anybody should be able to pull this off without any problems. Our fretboards are durable and moisture acclimated making them inherently stable. Because the latter can accept the high prices but wont fold for features like richlite fretboard. 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. Multiple layers of paper are soaked in phenolic resin, then molded and baked into net shape in a heated form or press. There is a hairline crack on the neck from the nut to the first fret. Some people use lemon oil, linseed oil, distilled water, or fret cleaner from the music shop. I havent been able to find out anything on caring for my richlite fingerboard. 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. Our kilndried fingerboards have flat undersides, are unfretted no inlays, and ready for trimming to fit a variety of neck widths. The best fretboard oils and how to use them djent hub. Paper composite panels are a phenolic resincellulose composite material made from partially recycled paper and phenolic resin.
Quality time neck hair line is the popular, original and patented diy tool kit for keeping a clean, curved or straight neck hairline. The rounded mahogany neck is capped with a rosewood fingerboard that sports. Very minimal hairline scratches, low action, good intonation, all pups, pre. Richlite s fretboards are an acoustically superior product and the perfect alternative ebony fretboard. This acoustically superior material offers a consistent density that is moisture acclimated and inherently stable.
Pimples in my hairline on the neck redraiderintexas. For about the past year, i get pimples on the back of my neck, within the lower part of my hair line. Resetting martin neck with richlite fingerboard frets. Made of a thin and flexible plastic film, specifically designed to comfortably fit the shape of the back of your neck. Richlite fretboards are incredibly durable while maintaining an ebony or rosewood look and feel. Repairing a cracked fingerboard strange guitarworks. Have a shaped bob when you have a fuzzy hairline at the. In this case, the shaped bob would have problems as a result. 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. It is primarily used for kitchen counter tops, however it has recently become popular among luthiers who are trying to find a. You just spray some on a cloth, rub it in to the fretboard and polish it until you are satisfied. 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. Here the body is routed with a pocket to accommodate a tongue, or dovetail, on 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. Or rub one or two drops of oil mineral, almond, linseed into the fingerboard to condition it. It tends to wearout cutters, and it can crack if not handled properly. Richlite fretboard questions answered in this faq video. Richlite fretboards are incredibly easy to maintain and withstand refretting without chipping. Maple neck comes with a multiplebound rosewood fingerboard. The neck hairline is curved and tapered to a point in the center back of the neck. 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. Holiday 2018 sam ash gear guide by sam ash music corp. 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. Advice on cracked neck archive mandolin cafe forum. Low hairline at back of neck is a condition in which the hair grows unusually low on the back of the neck. A stratabond neck houses a 20fret black richlite fingerboard.
Removing and replacing a fretboard strange guitarworks. Upon special request we can make up to 2 mm thicker neck. Confused about gibson midtowns guitar discussions on. Do you apply lemon oil every once in a while like you would rosewood or ebony.1284 916 345 131 1219 197 739 1525 1510 479 946 282 383 409 867 1406 10 1167 1508 921 1107 904 109 1217 1292 967 812 1576 797 1456 1480 1213 326 280 1031 1464 405 294 528 1386 1094 421 1163 1488 554 683