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    Billy Martin

    So i am watching a se Billy Martin on ebay currently really cheap. Not in the best condition. Should be good for a restoration project. The question is. Is it possible to remove the horrible bat. Is it an inlay or a sticker type thing. Or is it a case of a new fret board.
    I am not a luthier but i am in my own workshop.
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    Be careful about posting good deals on here, Sergio will snatch them up for STC.
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    Its in the u,k so i think even Sergio would pass on this due to the postage costs but you never know.
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    They are inlays - good luck, that was a cool guitar!
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    What SE....... It's gone already....

    I jest, I think the bat is in the neck wood itself.

    It's been a long time since I saw one in person but it's definitely not a decal of sorts.

    If you were wanting to rid yourself of the bat, you'd likely need a new board but don't quote me on that
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    Removing the fretboard isnt a problem. I think a ebony board would look cool. Matching to the body would look \m/. Its just cutting the fret slots which could be a problem. Cant seem to find any pre cut 25 inch boards in the u,k.
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    Yeah, that bats really in there! You could think about yanking the frets and doing an inlay project over the spooky bat.

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    Inlaying is out of my skill set plus dont have the tools for it. Replacing the fret board is the only option at the moment. This is all depending if i get the guitar of course.
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