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Well, I read the fretboard removal tutorial and I have a question. I have a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR that I need to remove the fretboard from. Upon inspection it seems that the guitars poly finish on the neck is also on the side of the fretboard, the finish also appears slightly thick. If this is the case, would I need to remove the poly finish before removing the fretboard or just proceed ahead with the fretboard as usual? Any help is greatly appreciated.

-Hizodge

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Thanks for the info erik! I had thought that might be the best thing to do, but it never hurts to ask. In response to your question, I must remove the fretboard because the guitar has been annihilated, and to un-nihilate it there's a decent amount of repair work to the neck and possibly truss rod to be done. If everything happens to go smoothly, I'll have a thread up about it.

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Got it removed and there was some type of added material to the side of the fretboard that made the fretboard an odd width and also made the neck an odd width. This material warped a little under the heat, and I may just order a new fretboard to the custom width i need as the old fretboard had a cutout for a floyd rose nut that had been destroyed prior to me getting the guitar.

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Got it removed and there was some type of added material to the side of the fretboard that made the fretboard an odd width and also made the neck an odd width. This material warped a little under the heat, and I may just order a new fretboard to the custom width i need as the old fretboard had a cutout for a floyd rose nut that had been destroyed prior to me getting the guitar.

On second thought here, i may just try to work with the existing fretboard. Less of a pain and the damage to what looks like it was some kind of binding is easily rectified.

The guitar I'm fixing has a ton of neck damage, so the point where I must use method 2 of Scarf Joints 101 to get the neck correct again.

Should I carve in a new head stock, or attempt a method 1 joint and scarf the headstock on, then carve it? I'm a little wary of attempting that and think that just carving one is more of what I can do.

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