Fret replacement

There comes a point when frets are beyond dressing.  At this point you could either throw the guitar away, replace the neck or I could replace the existing frets with new ones.

Not only are these frets very worn but the fingerboard is also dirty and pitted.

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The first thing to do is gently pull the old frets and sand the fingerboard to a decent, even and level finish.

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Once the board is level I’ll re-cut the fret slots to make sure they are all deep enough.

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Once that’s done add a little lemon oil to bring back some life to the wood.

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Insert new frets..

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File the fret ends to a nice flush finish..

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Of course there is no guarantee that the frets will be level so a fret dress and setup will always be needed and is included in the price of a fret replacement.  To see an example of a full fret dress click here.

 

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