Different Frets on Same Guitar?

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As a Fender guy all my guitar life, I’m excited about building an LP for myself.


I’m really digging the different feel of an LP, (bought a tribute to test and flip) the only minor issue are the upper frets feeling a bit more compressed / congested.


One would think that the Modern Narrow & Tall frets would be the best solution for this, but I’ve always enjoyed the feel of jumbos.


So... Have you ever heard of someone going Jumbo, but with the Narrow & Tall frets for the final 6 frets or so?

(BTW, both the Modern Narrow & Tall and Jumbo are the same hight)
 

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As a Fender guy all my guitar life, I’m excited about building an LP for myself.


I’m really digging the different feel of an LP, (bought a tribute to test and flip) the only minor issue are the upper frets feeling a bit more compressed / congested.


One would think that the Modern Narrow & Tall frets would be the best solution for this, but I’ve always enjoyed the feel of jumbos.


So... Have you ever heard of someone going Jumbo, but with the Narrow & Tall frets for the final 6 frets or so?

(BTW, both the Modern Narrow & Tall and Jumbo are the same hight)
I think the Jake E Lee did something like that (maybe medium jumbo for lower frets) - just looked at the Charvel site now though and no mention of it.
 

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Jumbo frets are becoming more and more common. There are some companies calling medium jumbo frets, jumbo so you need to be specific.
 
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I’ve heard of folks having their guitars refretted using 6100s for most of the board but 6105s for the smaller frets.
I think Jake E. Lee said he likes jumbos for 1-12 and medium jumbos for 13-22.

I, however, am a big fret FREAK. My Yngwie Strat has Dunlop 6000 Super Jumbos all the way. :aok Everything else in my arsenal has 6100 size or very close.
 

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I think the Jake E Lee did something like that (maybe medium jumbo for lower frets) - just looked at the Charvel site now though and no mention of it.
I don't know about his Charvel, but he had that on his ESP sig model.
 

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I've seen a few guitars from boutique builders that have done this. It's rare but you do find them.
 

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Think I’ll go for it, should give my fingers more room and I don’t see much of a downside.
 

RayBarbeeMusic

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So... Have you ever heard of someone going Jumbo, but with the Narrow & Tall frets for the final 6 frets or so?
Yes I've been doing that on my own refrets for almost 20 years. Turned customers on to it as well. Not my original idea, I saw a Jake e Lee sig model in a little boutique shop around 2000 that was done that way. I thought it made infinite sense.

I use 58x110 1-11, 55x95 to the end.
 




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