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Will refretting affect value of vintage bass?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jrm1980, May 2, 2010.

  1. jrm1980


    Apr 25, 2010
    Alhambra, CA USA
    I have a 1977 Gibson G3, and thinking about refretting because I get some mild fret buzz around frets 1-5 on my E A D strings.

    First Question: Will refretting cause it to lose or gain value?

    Second: Is it possible crowning/dressing would fix this?

    Third: Any advice on finding someone that can do the job?

  2. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    A well done refret should be all but unnoticeable to the untrained eye, but a full setup and dressing will very likely take care of everything. In regards to your last question, everything you need to know to do it yourself is in the stickies in the setup and repair forum...
  3. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    or Give Mike Lull a call or Google, he is an incredible luthier, and can do this for you if you prefer not to. And yes it can lower the value slightly, if not done properly and with the correct wire.

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