I could never stand the fret nibs and I've had to fix 'em (gap between the nib and fret) on several Gibsons.
The first thing I did on my LP was refret it with no nibs.
Glad to see them getting rid of them.... finally.
I think that the streaked ebony is beautiful and its about time someone realized what was happening with the harvesting methods regarding ebony. Kudos to Bob Taylor on this.
This is my tele neck with a beautiful piece:
I just fixed an SG with this exact problem. There are many, many Gibsons with this issue and I simply do not understand why Gibson continues to leave plastic binding at the edge of every fret, just like I don't understand why they don't use a scarf joint for their headstocks or use a laminated...
My point is that you could find a guitar with a neck profile you like and a neck finish you like. Its really not rocket science, unless you just want to make work for yourself. Each his own, I guess. Good luck with your project.
In of finish "stickyness" when hot and humid, nitro is a worse...
Selling two SCN pickups with the off-white covers.
One Neck, One Middle.
I had these in my Strat Ultra for a couple of years but I'm just not gelling with them.
Asking $90.00 for both.
They're a nice combination for someone that has a humbucker in the bridge.
DSCF5747 by lydian2012, on Flickr
A lot of Spanish luthiers scarf their headstocks using this method. There's nothing wrong with it.
In terms of headstock thickness, 1/2" thick is fine. If you want a little thichker, add a venner over the top. Actually, with that style of scarf, a veneer on the headstock is a must to hide the...