Fret dots on 11th fret :)

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  1. cap47

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    I say keep it! After many years of play with natural finger staining it won't make a difference! After Frets are in put some Linseed Oil on the whole thing and wipe down after it sets a few minutes.
     
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    You might have made an attempt to match the grain and have it line up. The color is close but you also might have applies a touch of stain just to bring it closer. That's surely what Dan Erlewine would have done.
     
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    Great job! I would buy it!
     
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    There is nothing wrong with a thrifty woodworker that can correct his mistakes this well. If it affected playability, that would be another story. It would also be different if he was in the business of making fretboards. This is a hobby for the OP. Frankly, I feel the quality of the "repair" speaks volumes about his skill.
     
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    It’s always going to be the first thing you look at every time you pick it up. Not so much with everyone else. If it doesn’t bother you, leave it.
     
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    I bet very few people even notice it. And if they do, you have a funny story to tell.
     
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    Just think of the plugs as "moons" of the octave fret dots...

    I would start over, knowing it would always bug me.
     
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    Start over. It's just a piece of wood. I would never be able to see past it. These mistakes are a normal part of any production. They become scraps. Even fully built guitars sometimes (hopefully not too often) become scraps.
     
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    Nice work. Maybe a light coat of stain could help even out the color. If the guitar you're making will be out of high-end tone wood/s then I'd buy a new slab and start over. Good luck.
     
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    Get creative. Inlay three maple stripes the length of the fretboard. Or not as may be :twisted:

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    The good thing here is that you caught the mistake and fixed it. A couple of years ago there was a completed new build post with the same mistake. Not the best way to find out. Can’t recall if it was here or sister forum but the poster was in Hawaii if I remember correctly.
     
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    "I made another stupid mistake drilling the 2 dots on the 11th frets instead of 12th...."

    -- Hahaha! :)
     
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    I'm thinking of renaming this thread to "The Horrors of Amateur Guitar Making" :)

    Here is another problem, that I fixed. Can you guess what caused it?

    Disclaimer: No innocent customers have or will be hurt by looking at this fix :D

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    And the magnificent fix :)

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    The good news: "Once the strings are on it, no one will notice it but you."

    The bad news: "Once the strings are on it, no one will notice it but you."
     
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    I think you did a pretty decent job of fixing it... but if it was me, I'd probably start over and make a new one.
     
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    Probably a worm hole. Not the kind on Star Trek.
     
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    Actually the fretboard indexing pin hole was just too deep :)
     
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