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Short video: Making a guitar neck more comfortable to play

Issue 236 February 12, 2015

Making a beginner-friendly fingerboard: Dan Erlewine’s sister-in-law is learning to play, and her guitar has rough, sharp fret ends. The fingerboard edge is also too sharp, but Dan quickly makes this guitar more beginner-friendly.
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About the guitar in this video: This is a Harmony classical model H6272, made between 1972-1975. Harmony's 1974 catalog called it a “Traditional classic guitar with the touch of Harmony greatness.”

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkBeveling the fretboard edges: filing the wood and the fret ends
  • checkmarkHow many tools would Dan use on a job like this?
  • checkmarkTip: Use a Radius Sanding Beam upside-down!
  • checkmarkPolishing frets and oiling the fretboard

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