November 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM
HELP!!!! ok seriously truss rod is broken and not adjusting the neck at all. the guit is a 1983 Hondo strat copy and I want to try and keep this neck with its body. so I need to figure out how to remove the fretboard. I am confident I can ger it back on. just need to get it off. any suggestions?
November 21st, 2011, 10:11 PM
This is just my opinion. Is the guitar really worth that kind of effort? IF so, if it is a separate rosewood or maple board, I've had success removing fretboards by removing the frets and getting an old clothes iron out. You iron back and forth until the heat starts to melt the glue. You can put foil down to keep the stuff from contacting each other. Start at one end and pry up the fretboard until you get to the other end. I'd probably use the sharp edge of a chisel although the repairmen of yesteryear used an artist's palette knife to do that.
Here is kind of the same repair in some ways.
Before you go all through the work, make sure it isn't a stripped truss rod nut.
November 24th, 2011, 11:44 AM
interesting thanks for the reply. But in answer to your question, no the guit is not worth it. I even have another neck i can put on it. So why do it? I want the experience for one. I'd like, for when I retire, to be able to go to a guitar center or similar store and work leasurely as a guit tech. I also want to be able to do any kind of service to my guitars and experience again would be nice here. thirdly I hate the binding on the neck and I have a good excuse to rip it off and put a Stewmac Maple compund radius neck on it instead. and lastly I already planned on modding the hell out of it up to an including a paint job. so, why not go the extra miole since I'm practically there?
November 24th, 2011, 11:46 AM
heres some pics if yawl want em.