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Gurian Three-in-one Fret File

Gurian Three-in-one Fret File

Gurian Three-in-one Fret File File handle with 3 burrs

File handle with 3 burrs

Item # 0685
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$63.77

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Gurian Three-in-one Fret File Narrow replacement burr only

Narrow replacement burr only

Item # 0679-N
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$17.58

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Gurian Three-in-one Fret File Medium replacement burr only

Medium replacement burr only

Item # 0679-M
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$16.79

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Gurian Three-in-one Fret File Wide replacement burr only

Wide replacement burr only

Item # 0679-W
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$17.42

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Gurian Three-in-one Fret File

About This Item

Designed by master luthier Michael Gurian.

When we're asked to recommend just one fret file, it's gotta be the 3-in-1. It's been popular since Michael Gurian designed it over 20 years ago. The angle in the shaft lifts the handle up away from the guitar, protecting the top. Since it has 3 interchangeable cutters it works for all fret widths, from basses to mandolins.

Steel shank, wooden handle. Overall length is 7" (178mm).
Each burr is 1-7/8" (47.63mm) long.

Replacement burrs sold separately.

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire*. 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.
*Excludes our original Fret Tang Nippers. We recommend our Deluxe Fret Tang Nippers for stainless-steel fretwire.



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5.0

Old School is still the best school for me..

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After 20 some years I had to replace my crowning file, as usual StewMac came through with flying colors.

5.0

Just received

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Although I haven't used it yet it appears to be Quality! It has 3 different radius files for the 3 main fret sizes. When I need it I will have it ready, in the meantime I can buy the stuff to do a complete job a little at a time.

5.0

10 year old Taylor 12-string plays like brand new!

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The Gurian 3-in-1 fret file brought back the incredible playability of my Taylor 354. The frets were flatted and had some shallow indentations but didn't really need a complete re-fret. The tool worked well, but I found it much easier to reverse the file insert direction so I could drag the file back towards me instead of trying to push it. I had way more feel and control and I could apply more even downward pressure with the index finger of my free hand making each stroke smooth with no chatter. It was indeed very important to keep the file clean. I used a tiny wire brush to do that. Now the frets not only look brand new, they play that way. Thanks Stew Mac!

5.0

Gurian Three-in-one Fret File works Great !

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Used this on one of my vintage electric guitars, it worked great and was easy to use, Thanks Stew-Mac !

5.0

Much better

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I used this file the day it arrived as I had done my first leveling job a month before and after trying the homemade-angled-piece-of-wood-w/sandpaper hack,I had set the guitar aside until I could get a proper file.The file works great;it doesn't take long to get your stroke down and the fretwork turned out well.The guitar is up and running and playing well. Thanks Stewmac,you keep making my life easier!

4.0

Prevent damage to you instrument in the difficult areas

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If you dont have this tool working on frets at and past the horns of your instrument will be difficult and you will scratch it. This tool prevent scratches to your instrument body I really wish I bought this before I scratched my almost brand new guitar. 5 stars for saving scratches. I used the largest insert on my jumbo frets but the inserts well radius inner cavity is deep and at times touched the fretboard making it possible to damage the fretboard and to tall to make contact with the frets at all. I simply filled down the height of the insert on my leveling bar to get clearance to use it. Having had to do that I still highly recommend this product the inner radius works well saving time crowning. 4 stars becouse you will have lower the insert at some point.

5.0

Great

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Had the tool for years and love it. Needed replacement for cutting bit.

5.0

Excellent! Best crowning file I have owned

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I love the design and ergonomics of this. 3 files in one love it!!

5.0

Great addition to my tools

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I’m starting to do more fret work. This will help over my other system.

5.0

Great Customer Service

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I bought this Gurian Fret File kit and found a manufacturing defect in the handle. One email to Stew Mac Service and I got a fast reply offering to replace the tool handle immediately. It showed up in my mailbox three days later in perfect shape. This is outstanding service from a great company.

The Gurian Fret File includes three sizes of burrs that do a great job of crowning frets, from mandolin to guitar to bass. It feels good in my hand and gives me control of the crowning process.

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