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Old 11-08-2007, 02:48 PM
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Refret advice and best luthier in the Louisville, Nashville area

Hi,

I have 1963 strat, refinished in natural. Before I got it some one really shaved the G B E strings between about the 12 and 17th fret. I mean really shaved. It almost looks like they have been flattened and smoothed.

Does anyone know why someone would do this. There is a fair bit of wear on the G B E frets around frets 2 to 6, so I was thinking may be they did it to compensate for this.

I thought perhaps the neck was twisted but it looks perfectly straight except you can see the dip where the frats were shaved.

Was there some kind of wierd thing that was done for a particular style of playing.

It is a mystery for me, but in any event it is definately time for a refret.

Being a vintage instrument, although extensively played I would like to get a good quality refret.

I am in Evansville Indiana and so I can take it to Louisville or Nashville or Indi or St Louis for refret. Can anyone recommend a good luthier who has reasonable prices but can do a job that will maintain the integrity of the guitar.

Is Gruhn's able to do it, or are they expensive etc.

Thanks
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:26 PM
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joe glazer, he has a plek as well. in nashville.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:31 PM
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Joe Glaser is THE guy in Nashville.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:08 PM
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Hi,

Sounds great. I tried to google him with no luck. Any advice on how to contact him.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:41 PM
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Glaser. Hands down.

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Old 11-08-2007, 07:11 PM
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In case no one's mentioned it yet, Joe Glaser in Nashville.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:29 PM
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Thanks for your help. I rang him and its about $300-400 for refret and plek with a full set up. For my old 63 that is money well spent.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:34 PM
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Thanks for your help. I rang him and its about $300-400 for refret and plek with a full set up. For my old 63 that is money well spent.
Absolutely. Last guit I had that done to there....great great fret job. Your '63 will be in good hands.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:12 PM
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Glaser is great and if I were you, I'd pay the extra to have the new frets plecked. He is the king of that thing. On the other hand, I take my guitars to another luthier here, Gary Gilbert of King Bee Guitars in Arrington, TN-just south of Nashville. Glaser is great, but I've had plenty of his and Gary is better, in my book. Most the Country and session guys down here know it, too-Gary is the man-he is the only guy that touches my fretwork and setups. He is a freakin wizard! and I believe he is cheaper than Glaser on a simple unbound refret. Give him a call-(615)613-3144, he is closed on Wed and Sunday, open Saturday 10:30-2:00.

Like I said, Glaser is great, a legend, props and all, but Gary is the man, no question at all in my book, at least. Tell him Mark sent you.
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