|Removing the fretboard with a common iron|
|Junk neck with fretboard and truss rod removed|
So, I opened up a weird chili beer I found, grabbed my clothing iron, puddy knife and hammer and went to work. Knowing that one of these ideas would be a mistake. But, a cheap learning experience. I slowly worked the knife with the iron on the top frets moving up the neck;giving nudges with the hammer as needed. It worked! Turns out this is the way pros remove fretboards.
|New Truss Rod installed|
I buy 5 C-clamps at the dollar store and a few cheap stamp pads, and glue the fretboard back with wood glue I bought in the States. Taping off the nut end to block the glue from seeping in.
|Re-gluing the Fretboard|
|Here she is!|
Junk Neck $0
Hand Wood Tools $8
Rubber Pads $3
Hammer and Puddy Knife $5
Already owned the iron.
So a job that could have cost well over $300 costed $28 total. Pretty good option for a guitar that wasn't worth the professional repair cost.