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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ScribbleSomething, Jul 10, 2020.
Is this a re-fret just gone wrong, just crazy dry or what?
*not my guitar
Looks like somebody car waxed the rosewood.
Looks like they used car polish and it got stuck in the grain.
Great minds think alike!
HOW: scraping with a razor blade, despite having no skills.
WHY: looks to me like maybe the fretboard got a finish on it at some point? Maybe Tru-Oil? And someone wanted to scrape this off? Alternatively, maybe the FB was worn and this was an attempt to level it out without taking the frets out?
Looks like a light-colored wood that was dyed to appear more like rosewood, followed by some sloppy fretwork that scratched and gouged into the wood enough to reveal its natural color.
looks like they have not fed the wood and instead tried to seal the wood, all is not lost though if you rescue the poor ****ing thing instead of posting about it....
all those other answers, ok, probably technically right, but if you want to know the real story:
...see, me and Mikey was on the bus, about half way to Freer, headed to go see Alice in Alice, if you know what I mean, and Mikey says, if you were half as good a friend as I been to you, you'd help finish up polishing this here guitar that I plan to sell oncet we get to Corpus. Well, I wuz half way baked and sloshed, being as it was only 4 in the afternoon, and all I had in my bag was a imitation Swiss Army knife and some zinc oxide...
Hey @5ofeight i was considering it. But I’m in a buy-freeze for big things right now.
It’s not a bad price for a recently listed 60s melody maker.
Looks like some sort of polish or wax.
Someone oiled board with a vegetable oil that is now rancid with fungus growing. I would be surprised if someone could leave that much car wax on, bit yeast inside grain is hard to shift
slowly fermenting into a fine, rosewood Lambric
Do you have a cat that tends to mark it's territory? Seems like a common problem with TDPRI members.
I like it ... if it plays ok ... who cares ???.
Pure ugly. I’m guessing a polish/wax that doesn’t mix well and is rancid. I could be wrong and I’m curious
If anyone wants to save it
Not just the fretboard... the frets themselves have been levelled a lot (check out the flat tops; no crown). I'd say it looks like someone scraped or oiled the board after scraping it (why? the remove finish? to improve the smoothness after (???) fretting the thing? If that were mine, I'd redo the fretboard with a radioused sanding block, adfix the grooves and do a refret.
Overpriced . . IMO. .. a $200 MIC Epiphone is much better...