COOL ARTICLE ALERT: How to scallop guitar fretboards

The wonderful Mrs I Heart Guitar spotted this article on Make.com and shared it with me in Google Reader. Man, Google Reader’s so awesome but it doesn’t quite work properly on my office computer, so I don’t get to use it as much as I like… wait, focus Peter, back on track, there’s guitar stuff to talk about!

Ok, so the article on Make points to this article on Instructables.com which will take you through how to scallop a guitar neck. You’ll notice in the main picture that they’ve gone a little too deep and cut into their side inlay dots, but I think it looks kinda cool, and reminds me a bit of the little wedgie shapes adorning the soundholes of Baden acoustic guitars. If you want to avoid this happening, simply place a strip of tape along the edge of the neck juuuuuust covering the side dots, as a visual reminder to not file below the tape.