James, I've got a Fender Deluxe series which is beautiful.
She has an ash body, flamed maple neck and rosewood fretboard.
The guitar itself has an AMAZING tone, but after playing scalloped fretboards for years, playing a stock neck guitar is like running on sand.
Could scalloping the neck change that tone?
Feb 23, 2007 - 6:55AM
Re: Scalloped or not scalloped
Yes. Scalloping the neck absolutely WILL change the tone, and rather dramatically at that. Personally, I have always found the change from scalloping to be a marked improvement, but these things are very subjective. So....
If you think the current tone is already a holy-grail for you, you probably ought to leave it alone and get another guitar with a scalloped neck.