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Scallop YOUR fret board!
Send in your existing
guitar neck today!
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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Let DC Custom Guitars help you unleash the secrets of total note
control by scalloping your guitar's
What is Neck scalloping?
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
to DC Custom Guitars for all your scalloping needs!
Neck scalloping is the
removal of fret board wood or material between each fret. The two
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.
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
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 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 Full Scalloip vs Blackmore Progressive
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
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,
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.)
Typically 2 weeks for Rosewood family woods, 3 weeks for maple and ebony
Where do I send my neck?
DC Custom Guitars
608 Henshaw St
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
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
I Have More Questions That Are Not
Covered here - Help!
No Problem! We will answer all your questions - Just email us at:
Let DC Custom Guitars Scallop your
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!!
wouldnt like a scalloped neck Les Paul ? We can scallop Gibson set necks too!!
We can scallop BC Rich
about scalloping your Ibanez Prestige neck ? Mod it to Shred!
Or scallop an Ibanez
fretboard wth cool inlays - we can do it!!
JEM 777 / 555 Vine Inlays are
not a problem! Unlock the secrets
of the scalloped fretboard
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
ret Board Scalloping Services
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