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Fret Work Step-By-Step

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By Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine
New tools, techniques, and color photos! The updated 2nd edition of the world's most popular fretting instruction manual.

Updated 2nd edition: more tools, new techniques!
Published by Stewart-MacDonald. The most popular fretting instruction manual in the world, a best seller since fretmaster Dan Erlewine wrote it in 1994! Our new updated 2nd edition reflects lots of innovative tools and techniques that have come along since then. We reworked it from the ground up, with colorful photos and revised text that demonstrate clearly how to tackle all kinds of fret work. Simple jobs and tricky problems are shown and explained from start to finish. Learn the right way: gain the confidence to do your own fret work on new or old guitars, maple necks, bound necks—any instrument that comes in your door.

Chapters include:
Tools and supplies
Working with compound radius fretboards
Simple fret leveling and dressing
A basic fret job
A partial refret job
Fretting nonadjustable necks
Refretting a bound neck
Fretting Fender maple necks
Fretting Fender laminated fingerboards
Martin bar fretting
Fretting an unattached fingerboard
New technology: the Plek machine
Final setup

100 pages, softcover.

About the authors:
Erick Coleman: repairman, tech support guru and author. Erick answers every kind of lutherie question from Stewart-MacDonald's customers. His background includes years of traveling as a rock guitarist, which is when he started doing his own repairs. He learned from Dan Erlewine's videos, then in Dan's shop. Making a career of guitar repair, Erick is now a technical support expert for StewMac.

Dan Erlewine is a well-known guitar repair veteran and author of bestselling videos and books on repair. His DVD series on instrument repair includes a dozen volumes as of this writing.

Erick and Dan are regular contributors to our Trade Secrets E-mail Newsletter and to Stewart-MacDonald's product research and development.

The basic tools to get you started
Fret Work Step-By-Step is included in our Essential Fretting Tool Set.


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5.0

good stuff

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good book lots of info fit my needs to a tee

3.0

nearly

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Great book, introductory, but still leaves you with some questions, beginner, should to add some more.

4.0

info overload...

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Lots of info for fret work... Some good tips as well... some very extreme examples of a few jobs.. Not every tech will encounter some of these but good to have a reference..

5.0

an excellent book for the novice & experienced repairman

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a lot of good info in this book. very helpful for doing high quality fret work

5.0

The Perfect Starting Point

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If you've wanted to do your own fret work, but were scared, jump into it feet first after getting this book. This will be the MOST IMPORTANT tool you can use to start with. I got it separately, but it's FREE with the Essential Fret Kit. That is the way to go. Lots of clear and detailed pictures, (I like that), and concise instruction.

4.0

Excellent!

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Covers almost all aspects of fretting in great detail and much more. Easy to understand, clear pictures help explain the tricky parts. The main thing I bought the book for was unfortunately not covered... How to compound-radius a fretboard.

3.0

Not really step-by-step

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The book could be better, don't help very much.
You must also buy the video to really understand how to do a fret job

4.0

Good book

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This is a good book that covers a lot of different re-fretting scenarios. Unfortunately it was not what I was looking for. I was hoping for more focus on fretting a new guitar and doing the initial set up. Set up is not covered, but them again the book never claims that it is. In short, not what I was looking for but a really good book if you want to know a lot about re-fretting and possible problems you will encounter in the process.

5.0

Great book

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This book is a definate help to a beginner, even with each guitar and neck being different it gives you a solid base understanding to do your own fretwork.

5.0

Great reference book, without doing the job FOR you.

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This book assumes you have a brain and are prepared to use it. It gives you a no nonsense approach to fretting and refretting. If you use this in conjunction with the Stew - Mac fretting table, found on this website, you'll do a fine job on a blank neck.
If you want to refret, it tells you how.
Anyone who doesn't 'get it' after reading this, shouldn't be doing the job.

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