How much did you pay to have your guitar re-fretted?

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  1. Radius

    Radius Supporting Member

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    Just getting some ideas on how much I should plan on for for a re-fret.

    Thanks.
     
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    350 for stainless.

    Anyone who charges you more for stainless (other than the fretwire itself costing a couple dollars more) is ripping you off.
     
  3. GenoVox

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    So is $180 decent for a maple neck with little finish left on it?

    Have been thinking of having my old ‘81 Ibanez Blazer re-done
     
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  4. Rocco Crocco

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    $180 is very reasonable.
     
  5. nl128

    nl128 Silver Supporting Member

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    If you’re near new jersey look up Bordentown guitar rescue.

    Mike there did a fantastic job on my old ‘67 tele . He Did a whole refret on a maple board without messing up the finish at all. I believe he charged me $200 and was done in less than a week. The fret job was outstanding. I can’t recommend him enough.
     
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  6. woof*

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    My last one was 350.
    Make sure a bone nut is included
     
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  7. Ron Kirn

    Ron Kirn Gold Supporting Member Vendor

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    what kinda fingerboard does it have?

    r
     
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    $350. There were binding nibs involved.
     
  9. Radius

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    1991 Jackson Soloist, 24 fret ebony w/shark-fins, bound. I haven't decided on a fret size yet but I'm thinking SS, tall and wide.
     
  10. B Money

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    I think I paid just south of $300 for stainless steel frets and a bone nut. Bound fret board but no nibs. This was on an Edwards LP copy. I opted for medium frets, not jumbos and I'm glad I did.
    That was many years ago and the frets still look like new, zero wear or corrosion.
     
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  11. Ron Kirn

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    yep. I'd say 350 bux..
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    300. So worth it. If you are in the Portland Or area, Guitar Works. Amazing stuff.
     
  13. TopJimmy5150

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    It seems like every electric guitar I own has little dents in the frets. I haven't noticed any playability issues.

    I am scared to death I'll take it to someone who will botch it.
     
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    I just had my Clapton Strat refretted. Total cost with setup was $335. The guitar plays so much better now. Well worth the cost.
     
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    Any recommendations for a high quality refret (with stainless) in the Bay Area? If so about how much was it?
     
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    the last two SS refrets I had done were 275, Gibson's one rosewood, one ebony... I get rid of the nibs though, I like the frets to go to the edges of the fretboard
     
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    I'm hoping to find someone sort of local so I don't have to ship the guitar (neck-thru) but I don't think any local shops in my immediate my area are up to the task.

    I'm north of Milwaukee, if anyone by chance has a recommendation. I had a guy in Milwaukee back in the day but I don't think he's around anymore.
     
  19. Daren Anderson

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    Thanks for sharing this link to Aperio. I would prefer not to ship my guitar for a refret, but it would be worth it to have someone who does nothing but stainless refrets and has a great reputation work on my guitar.
     
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