Hey all, So I have this inexpensive import archtop set-neck guitar that I would like to hone my skills on. For me the neck is too thin. I would like about another 2mm up and down the neck. I checked the dimensions against my favorite guitar with digital calipers. I would like to replace the fingerboard with one that is 1.5 - 2mm thicker. Neck angle is not a problem since I have plenty of room to raise the bridge. My challenge is, can I heat the fingerboard and lift it without disturbing the finish on the neck? I guess I would run an exacto knife down the neck along the binding seam. I know most would not bother, but I want to try this out and heighten my skills on a practice guitar. Can it be done without wrecking the paint on the neck?