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.
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 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!
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,
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.)
Typically 2 weeks for Rosewood family woods, 3 weeks for maple and ebony woods.
Where do I send my neck?
After placing an order for scalloping services, you will be directed to an Instructions Page that contains all the information you will need, including where to send your neck!
I Have More Questions That Are Not Covered here!
No Problem! We will answer all your questions - Just email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org