Hi guys and gals! I have had this ibanez roadstar 440P from '87 for a while now and the frets were so worn out, that I decided to take them out and do a refret. While I was at it, I thought hey, why not replace the fretboard while I'm at it. I never really liked the silver-ish small fretboard dots and the board itself was very dull looking to me. This is the neck and fretboard that I'm talking about. So here we go: the fretboard removal process begins! I used a razorblade and lots and lots of steam on the beginning. After the fretboard started coming off I switched to a bigger blade. Little by little it's coming off! It was quite steamy action, but the board came off very nicely. I knew this old iron would come in handy some day! Beneath the fretboard was very smooth neck. The trussrod has been covered with a slice of maple. Now that the neck is bare and without a fretboard comes the hard part. Which wood to use as a fretboard? Here are the woods that I have currently: Lacewood. I might make a neck out of this actually, as the piece is quite thick and long. Wenge Ebony and rosewood (australian, iirc) I also have some flamed birch and of course I could just order some maple or walnut or something like that. Any ideas which to use? I'll have to decide on inlays too while I'm at it. Offset dots or maybe normal dots? Which material to use, abalone, mop or maybe some epoxy resin with glow in the dark powder? Or no inlays at all? This is quite hard. I'm open for suggestions. The body is painted white and hardware is going to be cosmo black for now. I just ordered a new fretting saw, so there's going to be a bit of waiting before I can do any fretting action, but we'll get there eventually. That's it for now guys, I'll post something new when I get something done!