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Is it possible to add two extra frets to a G400 faded? (just a whimsical question from the top of my head)

#1 User is offline   CherryRedRocker 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:47 AM

I'm not looking to do this anytime soon, so it's just a stupid question.

Say I removed the little plastic plate b/w the neck pickup and fret #22, chipped off whatever finish was there, and glued a correctly shaped piece of rosewood with two frets and an inlay in it (I guess I'd also have to carve the little area below fret #22) and sealed it (Would I need to do that? No idea at all...), how would that work out?
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:19 AM

my thoughts only.. unless one were extremely gifted in the task of wood working and had all the proper time and tools, etc, I can't see a happy ending anywhere in sight..
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:09 AM

"Is it possible?..." - Yes.
"Is it advisable?..." - No.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:53 AM

View Postkidblast, on 22 November 2017 - 05:19 AM, said:

my thoughts only.. unless one were extremely gifted in the task of wood working and had all the proper time and tools, etc, I can't see a happy ending anywhere in sight..


Agreed, don't do it. If you have to ask a message board about it, I can't see this ending well.
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#5 User is offline   Johnny3j 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:10 AM

Sell your Epiphone G400 and buy a 24 fret Epiphone Prophecy SG EX instead

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They look to be the same $$$ value.
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:16 AM

View PostCherryRedRocker, on 22 November 2017 - 03:47 AM, said:

I'm not looking to do this anytime soon, so it's just a stupid question.

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#7 User is offline   Dennis G 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

And the benefit is? I own a PRS Mira that's 24 frets, and to be honest, I just don't use them. Agree with others who've posted along the lnes of "I don't see this ending well." My two cents anyway. Best answer so far has to be Johnny(3)'s.
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Posted 23 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

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Or the Tony Iommi if you like....

But this CAN be done, but it really shouldn't be done.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:26 PM

Or look for a Gibson SG1, they have a single humbucker (500T), tune-o-matic/stop bar, and a 24 fret neck. Saw one on CL for $300 recently.

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