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Re-fret Cost

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by gareth, May 25, 2003.


  1. gareth

    gareth

    Jun 9, 2002
    UK
    Waht does it cost to refret a rorewood board that has been defretted and used as a fretless?
     
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Have the fret slots been filled? You're looking at more money than a re-fret if the fret slots have to be recut.
     
  3. gareth

    gareth

    Jun 9, 2002
    UK
    The frets have been filled with a different colour wood.
     
  4. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    I doubt the veneers can be pulled, so whoever does it will have to re-cut the fret slots. It's a job that could add a couple or a few hours of labor to the total.