Inlay repair tips?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Kevdog, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Kevdog

    Kevdog New Member

    Apr 18, 2013
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    I recently purchased a 2007 SG and just noticed that two of the trapezoid fretboard inlays are sticking out a little on the low E string side. Is this a relatively easy fix or am I better off bringing it to a luthier?
  2. Bonzo21

    Bonzo21 Active Member

    Feb 7, 2016
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    Depends... Do they move when you press on them? even slightly? It could be that the glue released a bit and its flopping around (would need to be re glued) or the fretboard shrunk a bit from drying and now the inlay is a bit proud.

    Either way, I would wick some thin superglue in there and scrape it down with a razor blade... but I'm kind of a renegade/butcher with my guitars...A luthier might be a good idea if you value it very much and wouldn't be able to live with a few blemishes... Shouldn't leave marks but you never know if something goes wrong...

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