My First Attempt at Relicing a Maple Fretboard

So I finally got a chance to start relicing the fret board on my Aria Pro II Strikin Sounds.

This first attempt at relicing a maple fretboard, I am sorry to say, failed miserably. You can see in this video every step and detail of my first ever attempt at making relic style fingermarks on a maple neck.

Relic Strat neck Aged Vintage Nitro Stratocaster '69 reverse headstock Hendrix

$289.00
End Date: Thursday Aug-23-2018 19:13:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $289.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Here are a couple of photos, the first one you see here below is one of the finished result,  the two below it are the two dremel adaptions that I used.

Look at the first fret, between the B and G strings.

First Attempt at Relic Finger Marks

First Attempt at Relic Finger Marks

This next pic is the felt wheel adapter that I tried to use first in the video. I think this will work but as you can see in the video, it is too thick to fit between the strings. I really want to leave the strings on so I can maintain a straight line and create a realistic look. I might have to try to reduce the width of the wheel for my next attempt.

Felt wheel adapter for Dremel

Felt wheel adapter for Dremel

This next pic is the brush adapter that I used, although it was able to easily fit between the stings and it was more than capable of removing the finish, the results were a little too rough for my liking.

Brush adapter for Dremel

Brush adapter for Dremel

I have a couple of ideas for my next effort, I will hopefully get a chance to implement them soon.

If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments section below, like I said I have never done this before so any and all help is appreciated.

Relic Strat neck Aged Vintage Nitro Stratocaster '69 reverse headstock Hendrix

$289.00
End Date: Thursday Aug-23-2018 19:13:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $289.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Maple Strat Style Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard - 24 Frets - 6 in Line

$25.00 (14 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Aug-14-2018 13:54:18 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

WD Music licensed by Fender Relic Stratocaster strat Rosewood neck, Aged Nitro.

$185.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-12-2018 13:42:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Jazz J Bass neck relic Vintage aged Nitro late 60's style rosewood - w/ Tuners

$259.00
End Date: Thursday Aug-23-2018 18:58:30 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $259.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Fender American Stratocaster Neck Strat

$289.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-12-2018 15:54:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $289.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *