Are You Ready to Unlock the Secrets of the Scalloped Fretboard??

DC Custom Guitars Scallop YOUR fret board!
Send in your existing guitar neck today!

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Full Scalloping Service: Bolt-On Necks
 Full Scalloping Service: Neck Thru / Set Neck Guitars  
Partial Scalloping Service: Bolt-On Necks
 Partial Scalloping Service: Set Neck / Neck Thruu

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After submitting payment for scalloping services, The next step will be to package your guitar neck in a sturdy, safe box and send it to the following address: Dean Cascione c/o DC Custom Guitars. 608 Henshaw St. Rochdale, MA 01542 USA - Once recieved, a confirmation email will be sent out and we will then begin working on your project!

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Checks / Money Orders can be made out to:
Dean Cascione or DC Custom Guitars


Let DC Custom Guitars help you unleash the secrets of total note control by scalloping your guitar's fret board! All work is performed by hand, in our shop! We are experienced in scalloping set necks, bolt-on necks, neck thru guitars and just about any type of dot inlay configuration (Dots, Shark fins, Abalone, Block)We also offer scalloping services to many OEM companies as well and would love to work with you!! Its as easy as packing your neck (s) safe & secure and shipping your bolt-on neck or entire neck-through guitar
to DC Custom Guitars for all your scalloping needs!

What is Neck scalloping?
     Neck scalloping is the removal of fret board wood or material between each fret. The two popular types of procedures to scallop a fret board are "barrel- straight through automated machined" and "hand scallops (which follow the neck radius)" DC Custom Guitars offers hand scalloping because we feel not  only is a radius hand scalloped neck more natural & comfortable to play, but in fact it leaves more wood intact which equals a stronger, straighter neck. When the procedure is complete, the fret board will look identical to many popular shredder custom shop necks found on high end guitars.

Why Scallop?
   There are many reasons why some musicians prefer scalloped fret boards over conventional fret boards. The most important reason and most noticeable advantage is more control of the note being fretted. More control of each note being fretted equals better tone and a cleaner sound no matter how fast you are playing. This also means more control when bending and using the vibrato/pull on/off techniques. The extra control is due to the fact that your fingers wrap themselves around the string, instead of being bottomed out on a conventional flat fret board. More surface area of your finger has a grip on the string which gives you the advantage of gaining complete control of each note!  Unlock the secrets of  Blackmore, Malmsteen, Stump, and Impellitteri & get shredding today!!

Scallop  Depth & Shape
Side dot installation depth plays an important role in the actual Scallop Depth. Necks can typically be scalloped to a depth of 1-2mm w/o  affecting side dots. Blackmore Style progressive style scallops, Malmsteen full style scallops, 12th fret up scallops , 9th fret up scallops & 21-24th fret scallops are our most popular scallop types. We also would love to work with you to create your very own scallop shape!

Malmsteen / YJM  Style Full Scallops vs Blackmore Style Progressive Scallop
The Blackmore scallop is a progressive fretboard scallop in which the shape looks similar to a " Nike Swoosh" symbol. The YJM scallop looks similar to a "Full Pipe" BMX or Skateboard ramp that extends from fret to fret. The Blackmore leaves more wood intact for people who fret chords with heavy hands aiding the guitarist from going out of tune. With the YJM style scallop, all the wood is removed and your fingers have maximum bite around each string across the entire fretboard register. The Blackmore style scallop has little to no scalloping under the bass strings (EAD) and it progressively gets deeper under the (GBE) strings. Examples of both types of these scallops can be seen below....


Fret board Wood Types
 All Fret-board wood types accepted for scalloping services to include: Indian & Brazilian Rosewood, Quartersawn, Hardrock, Flame, and Birdseye Maple, Cocobolo, Kingwood, Zebrawood, Pau Ferro,
 Ebony, Etc...

Will You Re-Finish  The Fretboard After it Has Been Scalloped?
    Yes, we use Nitro Cellulous Lacquer & Sealer  on Maple Fret boards, and Tongue Oil on Fret boards that are normally oiled (rosewood, etc.)

Turn-Around Time
    Typically 2 weeks for Rosewood family woods, 3 weeks for maple and ebony woods.

Where do I send my neck?

Dean Cascione
c/o DC Custom Guitars

608 Henshaw St
Rochdale, MA
01542 USA

 As soon as your neck is received by US - We will send you a confirmation email. It takes approx 2-3 weeks to complete a scallop job from the time we receive your neck. Don't worry - We also keep all out clients informed of the project progress (via email)! Be sure we will send cool pics and chat with you about the progress!

Why am I being charged shipping?
    The shipping charge is to cover the cost of shipping the finished guitar or neck back to the customer. We ship FEDEX- Packages are insured for the exact amount of the guitar plus and mod cost so everything is covered!

Are their risks?
Yes there are always risks when modifying a stock guitar neck. Manufacturers can vary their tolerances from time to time with fretboard thickness, inlay depth and inlay glue/ installation materials. DC Custom Guitars is not responsible for tolerance variation between manufacturer brands and materials.


I Have More Questions That Are Not Covered here - Help!
    No Problem! We will answer all your questions - Just email us at: info@dccustomguitars.com

Let DC Custom Guitars Scallop your  Neck today!


Blackmore Style Progressive Scallop performed on The "Shred Lord "
Joe Stump's new ESP LTD Neck Thru Guitar" !

  "DC Custom Guitars, has scalloped a bunch of necks for me over the course of the last several years and the work's just absolutely stellar. The guitar comes back to me looking like it came right out of the factory. From the scallop job, to the inlay replacement , to the neck finishing it's all top drawer, just outstanding." - Joe Stump 2010

Yngwie Style Full Scallops for one of our OEM Customers

Yngwie Style Full Scallop Performed on Joe Stumps MC Guitar
DEMONWING as seen on stage at the 2009 Magic Circle Fest!!!


Yes we can scallop shark fin inlay necks and bound necks too!!

 Who wouldnt like a scalloped neck Les Paul ? We can scallop Gibson set necks  too!! 

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 We can scallop BC Rich  Fretboards too!!  



 How about scalloping your Ibanez Prestige neck ?  Mod it to Shred!


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 Or scallop an Ibanez fretboard wth cool inlays - we can do it!! 

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JEM 777 / 555 Vine Inlays are not a problem! Unlock the secrets
of the scalloped fretboard today!

jackson ibanez 7 string scalloped neck

7- String Jackson guitar scalloped fretboards simply SHRED!!!!


How about we can just scallop the last 4 frets to give you that extra bite while soloing!


We can even scallop necks with abalone inlays, binding and more!!! Check out this
LTD/ ESP neck thru guitar that was sent in for our scalloping service!!


Let DC Custom Guitars Scallop your  Neck today!

ret Board Scalloping Services

Inquire at : info@dccustomguitars.com

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