Well it's another day and another guitar for me. Got myself this 006 Blackjack for $120. Always had a fascination for the 006 models but when I looked at Schecter when I was 19 they were fucking awful. So I picked this up cheap as it's probably the closest I'll ever get to a signature model (geddit?) but it has a caveat.
Everything about the guitar is fine, however the reason it was so cheap is it was knocked over a few years ago and put in storage as the neck has a crack in it. Not a typical headstock crack but a fretboard crack that looks like the board has separated a little. End result- the strings almost bottom out on the first and second fret. The way the guy had it set up exacerbated the problem (tuned low with 10-46 strings and no truss rod adjustment) so when I got it home I tuned it up to standard, then set the truss rod a bit better. This made it better but for optimal playability on the low frets, the high ones would be curved like a limbo contest.
So my question to the builders here is whats the best way to reseat the fretboard? I'm thinking of prying the board up a little with some plastic strips, injecting some wood glue and clamping it shut then sending it off for a fret job. Any better way or anything else you'd recommend?
Hell, even for the $120 it was worth it just for the pickups for one guitar and bridge and tuners I could transfer to my Horizon that could use the replacement as the ones on there are kinda fucked.
Honestly the glue injection and clamping for that sounds fairly ideal, definately will need a fret job after and possibly some sealing over.