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Cost of a fret job

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by AGCurry, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. AGCurry


    Jun 29, 2005
    Kansas City
    I did a search for $$ amounts for the cost of a fret job but didn't glean much useful information, so perhaps the luthiers here, as well as those who have recently paid for a fret job, can help.

    For an instrument with dished frets on, say, the first 5 frets, how much should a fret job cost? I've had this done before, but it was so long ago that I don't know what it might cost nowadays. Thanks!
  2. you're gonna have to get a fret job on the whole entire neck.
    That'll cost ya around $200
  3. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Couple of months ago a luthier said it would cost me $120.But I live in Turkey,so i dont know any other prices.
  4. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I just paid $400 for a very fine quality refret and a new bone nut. Thats probably toward the top end of what you'll see on pricing, but you often get what you pay for ;)

    If you've got enough meat left in the frets, you might just need a level, crown, and polish, which will be much less expensive.