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Old 04-18-2021, 04:30 PM
Garlic Breath Garlic Breath is offline
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Default My frets

My guitar is 28 years old. Action and break angle are fine. Tone is outstanding, however Iím finding some of the fretting requires a bit more attention than it used too. The guitar has never had any work done to it other than a bone saddle and pins replaced about six or seven years ago. Take a peek at my frets (2nd, 8th,and 12th...do they look ok? What do new or crowned frets look like? Thanks for your opinions.



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Old 04-19-2021, 01:30 PM
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The pics aren't the greatest but the frets do look a little flat. You never had that fret dressed before? 20 years is a pretty long run. It might be time for a refret or at least a dressing. A guitar tech would need to see it in person to say for sure. But ideally you would have a nice rounded shape to the fret with the peak of the curve in the middle of the fret. Is it a Gibson? Many of those are known as 'fretless wonders' typically on their electric guitars.
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:01 PM
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Yep, nearly fat across. Crowning might do it, but I'd go f0r a refret.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:24 PM
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Thank you boys...itís a guild. I think they are a bit flat, but Iíve got nothing to compare them to. Iíll see a luthier when itís safe
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Old 04-20-2021, 04:26 PM
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Thank you boys...itís a guild. I think they are a bit flat, but Iíve got nothing to compare them to. Iíll see a luthier when itís safe
Have you compared your flat frets, the frets closest to the nut, to frets close to the neck body joint?
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:50 PM
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Your going to struggle to have those frets levelled and crowned, way too low.

Just mentally prepare yourself as I am Pretty confident the luhtier/guitar tech is going to tell you it needs a refret

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