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Warmoth - fret work?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Freddels, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I have a fretless Warmoth neck that is just great. Wondering how their fretwork is on the fretted necks?
  2. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    They say to check it .

    One persons "perfect fret work" is another's "needs work"
  3. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I bought a maple/maple neck from them back in 2004 with a gloss finish. The finish was shot directly onto the frets and not cleaned at all. Once I took some fine steel wool and a polishing cloth to the fret, everything looked and played great. It was weird seeing the finish not cleanly removed from the frets, but it ended up not being a big deal.
  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Simply playing the neck will knock the finish off of the frets
  5. I find it quite relaxing to sit in front of the TV and scrape the finish off the frets with my fingernails