Complete Re-Fret / Setup Overhaul

$650.00$850.00

If your frets are completely worn down, flat or pitted, or if your guitar has developed major fingerboard irregularities, re-fretting might be necessary.

The geometry of an instrument shifts over time. Wood moves. Our complete Re-Fret with Pro Setup includes a freshly surfaced fingerboard, new frets leveled and polished like diamonds, detailed adjustments to the entire instrument, including fabrication of a new nut (bone or graphite,) giving you maximum playability and tone. This is the next step beyond the Custom Pro Setup.

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Complete Re-Fretting & Custom Setup

This is the next step beyond our Custom Pro Setup. Older guitars and instruments that get professionally played intensively will eventually need this job performed. Re-fretting a guitar is not only a delicate and tedious process, and it's not just about getting new frets pounded in. The actual purpose of complete re-fretting is to re-surface and flatten the fingerboard plane perfectly, providing a new and level surface free of any irregularities for the new frets to sit upon. This increases playability and the potential for perfect string action. During this process we correct the radius of the fingerboard and add a subtle compound toward the final frets.

Guitar necks are narrow pieces of wood under substantial amount of force. Despite truss rods, wood will distort over time, especially under tension and stress. After removing the frets we correct any issues in the surface of the fingerboard itself, then adjust all action points and detail your setup.

Objectives:

  • Perfect Fretboard Surface: true up the fingerboard surface and add a very subtle compound to achieve perfect fretting action from the first fret to the last.
  • Fret Seating & Leveling: after fret installation, we level, bevel & polished the frets for a smooth feel up and down the neck edges.
  • Intonation Corrections & Adjustments: fabrication of a new bone nut, customized and cut for proper spacing specific to your playing style and instrument.
  • Action Setup Customized to Your Playing Style: proper neck relief, action height, nut slot depths and intonation sweetening for your individual playing style.
  • Full Servicing & Buffing: fretboard conditioning, buffing, cleaning, gear adjustments, oiling & minor touch-ups. Your guitar will come back looking as beautiful as it plays.

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NOTE:
This deposit will be applied to your final repair bill after materials and shipping are calculated. We require this deposit to send you our prepaid shipping label and start the process. Your final bill will show a flat rate $90 shipping charge, plus any other materials or parts.

 

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Additional information

Shipping Policy:

We will send you a prepaid shipping label. Shipments are fully insured both ways if you follow our instructions. A flat rate $90 shipping charge will show on your final bill, along with any materials and/or parts.

Turn Around:

After we receive your instrument, re-fret jobs are usually completed in 4-6 weeks. Large repairs, restorations and reconstructions can take much longer.

Setup Work:

This job also includes our Custom Pro Setup.

FAQ's

What happens after I make the deposit?

We will contact you within ONE business day for a consultation and then provide you with an estimate for the services. If you approve we will then send you a prepaid shipping label with instructions. Otherwise we will refund your deposit. If you need a box be sure to add the shipping box and chose the right size.

What if I decide not to send my guitar? 

If you decline after the consultation and quote, we will happily refund your deposit.

What is included in the quote?

This deposit is for the labor portion of the service only. It does not include strings, parts, or the shipping charge. We add a flat $90 shipping fee to help cover the cost of sending the guitar both ways. Your initial deposit gets applied to the final bill.

How do I pack my guitar safely?

You must have a hard case. You will also need some packing material and packing tape. Follow our provided instructions. All shipments are fully insured.

How long does this process take?

We’ll contact you again as soon as we get your instrument. Setups are usually 3-4 weeks. Large repairs like re-fretting  generally take 4-6 weeks to complete. Restoration work can take up to 6 months.

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