Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fretting Over The Details

Today I installed, leveled and dressed the frets on three of my Highline Envirocaster necks. I would've finished the fourth neck, but it had a twist that will require a redux. Anyway, here are some photos of the work I did:

Installing the frets, one at a time.

I add a little CA glue to hold them in place more securely. Plus, according to Eric at Stewmac, super glueing improves tone and sustain.

Snipping off the excess.

Checking for high spots.

Filing down a high spot.

Beveling the edges of the frets.

Smoothing the beveled edges with sandpaper.I start with 150 grit and progress through 400 before polishing with 0000 steel wool.

These frets are done!

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