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How to shape frets with a 3-corner file


Issue 250 October 08, 2015



There’s a knack to using a StewMac 3-Corner Fret Dressing File, and Erick Coleman shows you what that’s about. He demonstrates the rolling motion that creates a nice rounded fret with an accurate “land” down the center.
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About the guitar in this video: this Kalamazoo solidbody from the 60s is one of Erick’s favorite guitars for playing with his band, the D-Rays.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkErick’s go-to fret crowning file for over twenty years
  • checkmarkBluing the frets (browning, redding, whatever you like…)
  • checkmarkWhat makes the 3-Corner Fret Dressing File so versatile

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