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. WP_000047 The first thing to do is gently pull the old frets and sand the fingerboard to a decent, even and level finish. WP_000171 WP_000174 Once the board is level I’ll re-cut the fret slots to make sure they are all deep enough. WP_000172 Once that’s done add a little lemon oil to bring back some life to the wood. WP_000175 Insert new frets.. WP_000176 File the fret ends to a nice flush finish.. WP_000178 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.