Fixing fretboard chips on the Mike Bloomfield Tele

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Issue 259 April 07, 2016

The rosewood fretboard on this 1963 Telecaster has some nasty chips from old fret jobs. Dan Erlewine uses three methods to fix fretboard chips, including some serious surgery for the worst cases: grafting in new rosewood!

About the guitar in this video: This is the 1963 Tele that Mike Bloomfield used to record iconic guitar solos with Bob Dylan and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in 1965.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Simple method: a drop of glue
  • Common method: sawdust and super glue
  • Complex method: inlaying replacement wood
  • Remember Dan’s homemade drill press miter blade? Now it’s a real tool!

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