StewMac Fret Kisser

StewMac Fret Kisser

StewMac Fret Kisser

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StewMac Fret Kisser

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The fastest and most profitable fret work ever!
When you've got a guitar with a high fret or a few spots that are buzzing, we have the solution for you. You know the story: a customer's guitar plays great and is set up perfectly, but ONE fret is too high and is causing buzzing. We made the Fret Kisser to solve this problem easily, accurately, and FAST!

Now you can do accurate and cost effective fretwork quickly! You don't even need to remove the strings.

The Fret Kisser spot levels high frets in an instant. What was a several hour job can be done in no time at all, you only file exactly where it's needed.

Everyday in your shop you have customers that can't afford costly fret work, or have an inexpensive guitar they don't want to spend a lot of money on. You can finally help these customers with setup and leveling that is fast for you and affordable for them.

Level just the fret you need
Spot leveling is difficult, especially when you need to level just one fret and avoid the frets around it. Now you can pinpoint the fret that's high and level it with no danger of affecting the other frets.

There is no other tool on the market that can level just one fret as precisely and quickly as the Fret Kisser.

Diamond coated, accurate, and easy
The concept is simple. We started with our Fret Rocker, which locates high frets easily, and made it thicker and heavier. In the middle of each section we added 300 grit diamond abrasive to quickly bring the fret level with its neighbors.

You have four different sides to zero-in just on the fret you need, no matter where you are on the fretboard. Each side is a precision ground straight edge. You'll only file exactly where it is needed.

Think of all the time you'll save leveling high-frets, without having to remove the strings or tape the board to do the leveling.

A road tech's dream
The Fret Kisser is a great tool for traveling guitar techs. With cramped space backstage, in hotel rooms, and tour buses, this tool lets you address fret issues with accuracy and get the guitar back in service.

And, if that's not enough—it's also great for refrets too. Knock down any extra high frets before leveling the entire board for faster and more accurate leveling right from the start. You won't have to spend extra time "catching up" some frets. If you are new to fretwork, this little tool is insurance for the occasional mistake.

Grab a Fret Kisser and kiss high frets goodbye!

    Specifications
  • 0.255" (6.48mm) thick steel
  • 4 diamond coated sides
  • Heavy weight for easy filing
  • Each side precision ground flat
  • Integrated grip
  • Non-reflective finish
  • Patent pending

Thanks to luthiers Danny Songhurst and Amsata Guitars for inspiring this tool.



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5.0

A true must have!!!

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All i can say is if you dont have this tool then you must add it to your cart ASAP!!

5.0

worth every penny

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This is one of the most valuable tools in my collection. Removes all the guesswork. This is a "must have."

5.0

great idea for a tool

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This tool saves a lot of work and time if you only have one problem fret in a region of the fretboard that needs leveling. Without this tool, you could end up removing material from other nearby frets that don't need it. I used it on 2 guitars already, and the time saved for doing this type of work was substantial, and the results were great. The weight of the tool is very good and allows a nice stable scraping. It is really not that expensive if you consider this is a three sided precision machined stainless straight edge with an industrial diamond abrasive that will most likely outlive you...

5.0

This tool is pretty awesome

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I had resigned myself to doing a full fret dressing on the first guitar that I built. I had, pretty much, quit playing it because the action was too high and I just didn't like the feel of it. I should have done a fret dressing on it when I built it, but it was my first build and I didn't know I needed to do it. AND, because the truss rod is in the heal of the neck, I would have to take the neck off to do the leveling. What a pain.

There were only a few frets that were off, so I decided to give the fret kisser a try. What a delight! I didn't have to pull the neck, or even take off the strings. I brought the action down to a comfortable level by addressing the (only 5) high frets. I leveled those 5 spots, crowned and polished those frets, and brought the action down to my comfort zone.

What a useful tool!

Yes, it's a bit pricey, but in my case it was worth it.

This may be the most useful luthier tool that I've ever purchased. So, I'm rating it as high as I can. Two thumbs up, five stars, 10 out of 10, for me.

5.0

...expensive, but seems to work as advertised.

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Using the Fret Kisser, for the first time, took some getting-used-to; and, initially, I was not getting the results I wanted. But, with a little bit of experience and patience, I learned the best technique; and, with the Fret Kisser and the Fret Rocker, I successfully-correct many "fret-humps" caused by hammering. To be honest, I don't think there could have been a better way of dealing with these humps. The Fret Rocker and Fret Kisser are long overdue as additions to my arsenal of guitar tools.

5.0

Amazing

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Verified Buyer


This is an amazing tool. I am new to doing my own guitar work. i did my research because I have / had no idea what I was / am doing and where to start. But what I did know was that I was not going to start with cheap tools. My three brand name guitars needed little work. However, my three Chibsons needed a lot more. This tool made short work of the high frets and for a first time guitar tech I was thrilled and it has given me the confidance that I can do more of my own guitar work if I buy the right tools. I considered the 16" fret leveler in my first purchase but chose against it. Now have completed this job I can now see the value in one and will be purchasing one in the future. Thank You Stew Mac for the tools you have brought to market. They may be higher priced but they make guitar work for the novice easy.

5.0

Tried it and loved it!

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I got to try the new Stewmac Fret Kisser while subbing at a local music store, and I was impressed. All I can say is this is one of those fairly expensive tools that truly pays for itself and makes life easier.

I’ll be ordering mine in time for the New Year.

5.0

Best tool to fine tune your fret board

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Purchased a brand new Fender custom shop telecaster, action was high so I had the guitar professionally set up by a well known guitar shop in Akron Ohio for a fret level and dress. Guitar came back better but I felt it could still be improved. Used the fret kisser and found 2 high frets that the fret rocker could not detect. The guitar now plays exceptionally well and had to raise the action because now you can set the action too low without any fret buzz what so ever.

5.0

Expensive but worth it IMHO

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I have been working on guitars for a while now and just recently started neck raw builds. One of my biggest frustrations occurs after fret leveling and crowning is complete, there is still the occasional high spot that can produce a buzz. Then you have to go back with a mill file and work the fret 2 strokes at a time, check it with the rocker, repeat. Can be daunting and mind numbing if you go too low. This tool eliminates all of that. No more guess work. Also during setups and repairs, I check for buzzy high spots and hit it with this tool. Most of the time I don't need to recrown, because I was only removing a small amount of material. All in all, great purchase. Glad I pulled the trigger. It's heavy as hell and pretty thick too so I don't worry about dropping and denting it. Bravo

5.0

Works Great..

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I think this is the answer for getting at a high fret, excellent product . Just a bit pricey..

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