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Old 10-27-2020, 12:55 PM
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Default Carpentry on guitars?

Originally Posted by 123davido View Post
I dont think I can salvage any rosewood from the fretboard unless i lob off a couple of CMs from the overhang on the end.
I always thought doing carpentry on guitars was Luthiery? I could be wrong here, nevertheless, I definitely would not hack a piece of fretboard extension off in order to use it as a filler veneer for the screw hole damage. Small pieces of rosewood can be purchased quite cheaply on eBay, Stew-Mac or LMI. I would suggest a single piece of rosewood headstock veneer wood, only costs a few bucks, and you will have plenty left over for your next repair project. If the color is not right, the rosewood can be lightly stained for a better match.

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