Fret Work Step-By-Step

Fret Work Step-By-Step

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Fret Work Step-By-Step

About This Item

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

Cleary written and well illustrated.

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Very good book. Taught me a few new tricks about re-fretting guitar necks.

5.0

Good source of information

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Verified Buyer


Very well made with clear explanations, Nicely illustrated with colour pictures.

5.0

New to guitar repair

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Verified Buyer


Great book for the beginner looking to learn the art of guitar repair, covers everything from the tools you need to step by step instructions, lots of detailed pictures

5.0

Great starting point.

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Verified Buyer


As with any tech job,you need a good basic knowledge of the theory behind what you're doing.This book does that.We all know that we do get those text book jobs,but most of the time it involves that experianced eye .The basics are there!

5.0

Great book

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Verified Buyer


I used this book to help me with my first fret job. Thank you guys for you excellent books and dvd's.

5.0

I must have really needed this!

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I must have really needed this, I seem to have ordered it three different times. Guess I'll put a copy in each room.

5.0

I'm just starting out!

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to better understand refretting. Lots of information in this book. I been through it. I would recommend this book to anyone attempting refretting or looking for a technician to do the work.

5.0

Fretting Info and Tool Info

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Verified Buyer


I mostly got this to better understand tool choices and I'm happy to see that this book delivered, covering a wide range of products. I have a better understanding now of what the advantages of certain tools are.

5.0

Great for the workshop

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Verified Buyer


Very informative book.

5.0

Great for beginners!

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Verified Buyer


Bought a cheap import guitar with horrible frets to practice on. I followed the steps in this book for fret leveling and dressing, and it turned out great. First time doing it and was pleasantly surprised. Granted I bought most of the tools listed in the steps to do a proper job, but I can't argue with the results.

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