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  1. Too much interesting guitars this month!!! I was embarassed about vote.... but I'm a sucker for inalys!!! Mattia got my vote. BTW I'm happy you entered your guitars this month and not next, maybe I will have a chance Cheers guys!!!
  2. Very hard this GOTM. I like all instruments!!! I like so much the Perry's top, but after 9 months and that great polishing job, I gave my vote to Cud. It was an hard choice!!! Cheers everyone!!!
  3. I don't know. I heard to speak about scrapers!?!?!
  4. You can use 2 part slow setting epoxy (black dyed if it is ebony) or CA glue. If you want sand the board to 16" ok but what hardware do you have? If you have a tremolo like the Strat Standard you can act on every saddle so you could leave the board 20" if you like it. Of course a new nut would be better. If you have for example an Ibanez RG320, then you want to sand to 16". Take care while you modify tha radius. You have to use 80 or 120 grit so you put deep scratches in. Switch to 120 before complete and then 150. It takes mooorrrrre time but you can start to remove the scratches. Then polish it up to 1000 or more. I have the same inlay and I have to say that with 120 grit, then 220, 320, 400, I already had the majority of the scratches out and a good amount of shine back. If I miss something or I am wrong, please correct me.
  5. On tight radius and lower action sometimes when you bend on upper frets the notes choke by hitting the next fret. This doesn't happen with flatter radius and lower action. Usually flatter radius are good for rock and fast note playing I have to say that many people I encountered, don't like flatter and/or low action. did you read my reply to your other post?
  6. That inlay is 3 mm thick. I have the same, so I gave him that advice if he needs to change the radius.
  7. Man, maybe I understand: you bought your board and the pre cutted inlay from Al on eBay. Right? So you asked the difference between 20" and 16" radius. If yes let me say this: if you're going to use that fretboard on a Floyd equipped guitar, consider the bridge and locking nut radius too. On Ibanez is 17" on many models and 16" on Korean made models (I mean bridge and locking nut). So you should continue to sand the board after gluing the inlay with the block radius You can modify a flatter 20" radius with rounder radius without many problems.
  8. Edit: I put two times the reply too
  9. It's a matter of taste but not exclusively. Personally I began with classic so for me it's good a flatter radius like 16 or 17". But as I said there are also the facts. A tight radius makes chords playing and bending in the range 1st - 7th fret more easy but you cannot achieve low action without lost of sustain on upper frets. I found on my Strat, that on 17th 19th frets the guitar doesn't lose only sustain, it just doesn't play well The 16" is nearly flat but you can still notice the fretboard is curved, on 20" is more accentuated, is really near flat!!! Use some high grade lemon oil to polish the fretboard. That should fix your problem. I would sand ebony up to 2000. It seems to mirror the light so Have you tried to use air from a compressor to blow the majority of the powder? Usually it works. Then PM a mod, you opened two times the same post
  10. Good man!!! I was just looking that simply all woods I like for fretboards are toxic or can cause allergies
  11. That was a great reference but now no picture I hope LGM will take some pictures of his work soon.
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