This lovely custom shop USA Fender Stratocaster was in the workshop for a stainless steel refret.
Owned by the same customer as the Epiphone Wilshire project, he wanted tall jumbo stainless steel frets installed.
Same as before it was unsure if a new bone nut would be needed, if the new fret height would be taller than the current nut slots.
The photos below show the refretting process on this lovely guitar.
The fretting process about to being, using traditional installation methods
Once the new frets were installed, it was then onto levelling, then precision levelling under string tension, before the frets were crowned and hand polished to a shine!
With the refret done, and no new nut needed, the guitar was ready to be reunited with it's owner!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!