Scalopped Neck

Scalopped Neck

What was in the 80s of the hit among Flitzefingern a 'la Malmsteen and seems no longer so fashionable is still in demand on special guitars. The rapidity and ease comes mainly from the fact that the strings are not pressed to the stop on the fingerboard (normal fretboard), but the player presses just as firmly between the frets until the sound between the frets was created - and not fixed!

Anyone who has ever played as a fingerboard shape is hardly more "normal" to a wish to return after some familiarization phase. But all a matter of personal style and taste.

And so it is done: Mark the middle between the collars with the stylus.

Mark the middle

I Cock in a Dremel a ball cutter and cutter in 2-3 Fräsdurchgängen at the center drawing along. Thus I set the depth of the bulge. About 3 / 10mm is still available as an allowance.

Milling on depth

Milling on depth II

With the sanding drum loop I the sheets to the broad places. In the high altitudes necessary to work with the hand file.

Roughing the arches

Finishing with half-round or round files.


And so it looks then. Since the position mark the side and front are sanded, then they must be closed and then set again.

Almost finished sheets 1

Almost finished sheets 1

With epoxy and a little sanding dust of the fingerboard is done filling the old markings.

Fill the ancient markings

Fill the old marks 2

The fingerboard is still treated with hard wax and finished the Scalopped fretboard.

Pavers Neck

Are the strings pulled, it looks like this:

Ready Instrument 1