charlleyw Posted July 8, 2004 Report Share Posted July 8, 2004 OK, so it's time for me to refret my 62 custom shop strat reissue. I don't want to put on a replacement neck (permanantly.) The first time I re-fretted was right after I got the guitar 17 years ago. (I needed to flatten out the 9.5 inch radius to accomodate my string bending.) I managed to get it done, but I took off so much of the rosewood that now the board is too thin to take another re-planing. How do I remove the old fretboard without destroying the neck? I'd rather just lift it off and not plane it down (although I suppose I could do that.) I know that I need to heat the board to loosen the glue and get a knife under it. What's the best way to do that without scortching the neck? Heat gun? Heat lamps? and what do I use to protect the headstock and sides? Way back when I went to guitar repair school they used chunks of asbestos, but you can't get them anymore. would removing the frets first be advisable? Any advice would be appreciated. Charlley Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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