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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

Fretwork Step by Step-BOOK

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Verified Buyer


I got Fretwork SbS in dvd and it’s a great way to get an overview of fretting a guitar, but I found myself wanting to delve further into each technique. This is where the book of the same name really shines. The book allows me to go to the exact process within the technique I am currently using. Also, I can lay the book within easy reach of my bench, which is invaluable because of my bad short-term memory. The only improvement I can think of for this book is to spiral-bound the book (using a high-quality spiral) so I can lay the book open to the necessary page. ALL books used in a shop setting should be spiral-bound! Spiral or not, this is the definitive book for anyone who does Fretwork.

5.0

The problem has been resolved

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Verified Buyer


There will be problems that you do not know if you are working on your own.
There was an explanation in this book to answer the question.

5.0

Oddly relaxing...

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Verified Buyer


With all the accompanying photos this how-to reference book almost reads like comic book - a comic book for repair nerds. I leave it lying around and pick it up from time to time because I find flipping through it enjoyable and relaxing, and I'm sure I'm learning something about proper technique at the same time. Every smart tip learned equals much time, money, and frustration saved! Love the project-based approach too.

4.0

Great tips

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Verified Buyer


Book has good information for a novice.

5.0

Perfect Book

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Verified Buyer


I'm relatively new to "deep dive" fretwork and bought this book to help me with the more tricky stuff.
Really impressed with the layout and the detailed pictures along with the descriptions of the tools needed to perform an expert job. Impressed again. Many thanks

5.0

FRETS

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Verified Buyer


EVERYTHING IS TO BE SATISFIED

5.0

very informative book. all color pictures!

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Verified Buyer


i learned a lot about fretting and re-fretting reading this book. i love that all the pictures are in color. that makes the pictures easy to see.

5.0

Don't fret until you read this book.

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Verified Buyer


If you are a guitar build newbie you need this book. Everything you need to know about fretting is there. It will help you avoid costly mistakes and save you time.

5.0

Excellent reference book

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Verified Buyer


I do repairs on my own guitars and I must say this book is an excellent reference for those of us that don’t do guitar repairs daily.

5.0

Indispensable reference book

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Verified Buyer


There is a reason Dan Erlewine is revered and treated like a rock star at NAMM. His books are certainly a big part of it. If you're serious about doing a job correctly and effectively, his books are a must read and must have.

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