How to shape frets with a 3-corner file

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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.

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.


In this Trade Secrets video

  • Erick’s go-to fret crowning file for over twenty years
  • Bluing the frets (browning, redding, whatever you like…)
  • What makes the 3-Corner Fret Dressing File so versatile

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