Musikraft fretwork - how good?

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  1. spookyelectric

    spookyelectric Supporting Member

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    Trying to figure out how decent Musikraft's fretwork is. I'm thinking about stainless steel frets for a neck I'll be ordering, but only wanted to go this rout if the fretwork didn't need any leveling/crowning.

    No one around my neck of the woods will work on SS frets without doubling what they charge for leveling/crowning, if they even agree to work on them at all.
     
  2. zztomato

    zztomato Supporting Member

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    Their fretwork is quite excellent from my experience with them. Been using their necks regularly for about 5 years now. I always give the frets a light level and crown when I build a guitar but I'm sure it would be fine without.
     
  3. Kenny Blue

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    I bought a neck from Musikraft with 6100 frets. The only work I did on the frets was to file down the ends slightly because there was a bit of fret end "sprout" due to the dry Winter weather shrinking the neck wood slightly.

    I am playing the guitar I put that neck on now and the frets are perfect (with no further crowning after I received it from Musikraft). No buzzes anywhere... neck is perfectly straight. I have no need to have anything done to the frets.
     
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    I worked with Musicraft, Allparts and Warmoth necks. All will need a basic fret dressing with any new installation. 4xxx Steel wool, or synthetic is even better.
     
  5. Slotunes

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    Ive been using a Strat neck from them with 6100 frets and its one of the best feeling necks Ive played. I did have my tech polish the frets to take off the nitro spray, but it didn't need any crowning at all.I would buy from them again...no worries!
     
  6. Mark Robinson

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    I have a beautiful large volume maple neck, straight through, no fingerboard, 6105 fretted, made by Musikraft. They did a nut for it too. It has a 12" radius and will support action at 1/16" easily, could be lower, but I don't like buzzing and don't like chasing truss rods, even though I keep the relief flat. I cannot imagine selling this neck, it is a tour de force.
     
  7. spookyelectric

    spookyelectric Supporting Member

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    That's just to shine them up, right? That's easy enough to do, I just don't want to have to spend even more for a level/crown on SS since I'll already be spending more on the SS frets to begin with.
     
  8. spookyelectric

    spookyelectric Supporting Member

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    And it was that awesome straight out of the box? Good to know-- thanks man!
     
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    I've got three Musikraft necks and they're some of the nicest I've ever played. Fretwork and all.

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  10. H. Mac

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    Four Musikraft necks, and all came with great fretwork.
     
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    Used two so far. One was spot on, the other I leveled, but I expect to level any new neck. The quality of the necks themselves TOP NOTCH-my favorites so far.
     
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    really? mine only had 22... :huh
     
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    I've purchased 3 from Musikraft - a Tele, a JM, and a Jaguar neck. All 3 were perfectly level, though I polished the frets because I like my frets to be shiny and slick. The JM and the Jaguar necks both have SS frets.
     
  14. minorseventh

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    the best necks and fretwork I have personally ever had came from:
    1.Suhr
    2.Carvin
    3.Musikraft

    So yes, Musikraft frets are pretty darn good.
     
  15. cmatthes

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    I've had 11 Musikraft necks. I still have 10 of them, and all were fantastic right out of the box...and I'm a picky sonafabeeeyotch!
     

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