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Essential Fretting Kit

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Good basic tools you'll need to get started.
Includes FREE Fret Work Step-By-Step, $34.95 value!

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Want to learn how to fret a guitar, but not sure how to start or which tools to choose? Stop fretting...and start fretting! Assembled by our experts, the Essential Fretting Took Kit is a great way to master the fundamentals with only a modest investment in good quality tools.

These are the basic tools you'll need for removing, installing, leveling, crowning and inspecting frets.

And to give you the best possible head start, we include Fret Work Step-By-Step book FREE! It's the most complete book ever published on the subject, with techniques, tips, tools and tricks.

The Essential Fretting Kit features the same tools we supply to professional repair shops—good tools that give you the confidence to do good work. They'll help prepare you for more specialized jobs and tools later as your skills develop.

Our professional Deadblow Fretting Hammer is now included in the kit. The shock-absorbing head reduces fret springback, for an easier, more trouble-free fret job.

Kit contents (click the links for details on each tool)
Fret Cutter
Deadblow Fretting Hammer
Fret Leveling File, 6"
Double-edge Fret File, medium/wide
Fret End Dressing File
Fret Dressing Stick with 8 belts (2 of each grit)
Fret Rocker
Fret Work Step-By-Step, 2nd edition

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers and Fret Cutters. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.
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Essential Fretting Kit
Essential Fretting Kit
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4 3-05-2012
The first Kit to understand fret

Writing in my opinion, the essential kit for keyboard lacks one important tool is the fret fitter. thanks

Andrea Spitalieri  Palermo, Italia
5 2-24-2012
Great way to get started

I've always had a fear of frets/fret work etc... I think this kit is the perfect way to get started, the included book is great and explained a lot of things I wasn't sure about. I have since re-fretted a practice neck, leveled & dressed a vintage Kay banjo neck, and have leveled a fingerboard & inlays and am getting ready to add frets to my Tricone resophonic guitar project!

Danny Clayburn  Albuquerque, NM Read my reviews (15)
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5 2-10-2012
first order

I received it so quickly that it just feels like ordering from my neighbour. well packed and very good quality tools. Les Français n'hésitez pas une seconde foncez!

bimsbros  France
5 11-26-2011
Essential Fretting kit

Received the complete kit as a gift from my son and i`m really satisfy with tese tools.

Studio_ZR_Guitar_Shop  NB.Canada Read my reviews (3)
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5 11-24-2011
great basic starter set

StewMac won't steer you wrong!!

drjkmart  New Orleans, LA Read my reviews (2)
5 11-23-2011
Perfect for what I need nice Tool

Perfect for what I need fine Tools

Johan  Cuauhtemoc Read my reviews (3)
4 10-09-2011
Essentials are there.

I bought this for my first ever fret/refret job. In spite of my inexperience, between the book, tools, and some online Erlewine videos, I ended up with a professional looking, well playing fret job. The other tools I made to complete the fret work are a maple caul to press and set the frets down tight after hammering, and a radius block to level sand and clean up the fret board.

D Graber  Vermont Read my reviews (7)
5 9-16-2011
so good

Had 3 guitars that needed fret jobs. The kit,customs and shipment was half the price of a job done by my lokal dealer. It took about 2 hours pr. guitar, but the feeling of being able to do this myself is priceless, and I still have the kit.

Ole  Denmark
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5 9-15-2011
Great Kit

This is a great kit, because you will use most of these tools for things other than fretting. So even if you only occasionally do fret work these tools will still be useful.

Mike T.  North Carolina, USA Read my reviews (24)
5 9-09-2011
Great System

I tried some of the "cheapies" that claim to be as good as StewMac. Trust me, they're not. That old line, "you're only as good as the tools you use" ain't no old line, it's true. P A Boyer

Buffalo Trace Custom Guitar  Kentucky Read my reviews (2)
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