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kentrookie
Posted 2017-06-08 10:27 PM (#535457)
Subject: Fret burrs question


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Location: Seattle

Have burrs on a couple frets occasionally catching fingers. Looking for suggestions on a fix. Not a humdity issue but a fret finish issue. Just file edges? How to protect the binding and fret board when doing the filing?

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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2017-06-09 4:06 AM (#535459 - in reply to #535457)
Subject: Re: Fret burrs question



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Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
If it is really not humidity and just the sharp ends hanging out a bit...
You need a "Fret End File".
Search for that. Like this one
Some are triangular. Some a thin and flat.
But the all have a rounded edge to keep you from cutting into the fingerboard or binding.

As to what to do... Watch this video all the way through. Especially after 2:00 to the end.
HERE Pick and choose what you need.
Personally, I only had to do this once on a Parker P44 (now long gone).
I did not tape the fingerboard edges. And neither did the guy in this video.
But he was doing all kinds of other stuff.
If you are very careful you may not need to tape the binding.
But if you have some blue painters' tape lying around, I would use it, just to be safe.

I hope that helps.
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alpep
Posted 2017-06-10 8:47 PM (#535484 - in reply to #535457)
Subject: Re: Fret burrs question


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take it to a luthier for a level and dress.
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leonardmccoy
Posted 2017-06-11 12:06 PM (#535488 - in reply to #535457)
Subject: Re: Fret burrs question



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Same recommendation here, take it to a luthier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO_dNfbRnvk
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kentrookie
Posted 2017-06-26 11:30 PM (#535640 - in reply to #535488)
Subject: Re: Fret burrs question


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Work done, had very good luthier do the "needful" at A# music in Renton WA. The guitar plays great and is now in my "Ovation Rotation" play schedule

Edited by kentrookie 2017-06-26 11:31 PM
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