Guitar Refret Cheltenham Refretting Fret Level Fret Dress

Refret, Fret Dress, Fretboard & Radius Services

Having good condition frets is very important to the playability of your instrument. If the frets are badly worn you can get a buzzing and choking from your setup, as well as issues with intonation and sustain.

A lot of Guitar Techs and Luthiers shy away from fret replacement due to the time and complexity of the task. At AxeKool guitars we are happy to do all tasks involved with frets including replacement.

We include an Inspection Sheet with all Guitar Fret work. More Information here >

Please see a list of fret and fretboard services below…

Full Refret

With a full refret we include a complete setup.
A new nut will generally be required, especially when going to larger fret sizes.
Includes fretboard cleaning, levelling and radius sand or change before fret installation.
​We keep a good selection of fretwire in stock, from narrow vintage wire to jumbo, including Stainless Steel frets.

Guitar Refret Cheltenham Refretting Fret Level, Fret Dress Radius

Example: Maple Neck Fret Removal

Part Refret

Sometimes it maybe only a couple of frets that need replacing and we are happy to match them up for you.
With a part refret we include a complete setup and a fret level.

Fret Dress / Level

A fret Level, Recrown & Polish can often solve most problems, but if there is not enough fret height to level, the frets will need replacing.
We include a complete setup with a Fret Dress service. 

Fret Sprouting

Fret Sprouting is a term used to describe when the ends of the frets extend beyond the edges of the fretboard. This can happen due to changes in humidity and temperature, causing the wood of the fingerboard to shrink.

Sharp Edges

Often on new guitars the fret ends are not finished correctly and can have sharp edges which can be sanded and smoothed.

Fretted to Fretless Conversion

We can covert your fretless fretboard to be fretted by filling slots with contrast or matching wood, inlay & epoxy.
Includes a complete setup and fretboard cleaning, levelling and radius sand or change.

Fretless Fingerboard Dress

Includes a complete setup and fretboard cleaning, levelling and radius sand or change.

Radius Change

While a fretboard is fretless we can also change the radius of the board to your required taste including, 7.25″, 9.5″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″, 20″. The 5 most popular fretboard radii used in guitar building are 7.25″, 9.5″, 10″, 12″, 16″

Guitar Neck Radius Change

Guitar Neck Radius Change

Send us you guitar neck

You are very welcome to post your guitar neck to us if it is a bolt on. We will do the work and return it to you once complete.

For more information on our guitar fret and fretboard services, please call us on 07483 167155 or email us.

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