Refretting a James Tyler Guitar?

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  1. mybusinessmy

    mybusinessmy Member

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    I am curious where you have taken your Tylers when they have needed a refret or if you haven't, what you would do. Mine doesn't need one yet, I've only had mine for about a year, but I am still wondering. Can you take it back to Tyler or what have you taken the guitar to keep the fret work quality consistent? thank you.
     
  2. mybusinessmy

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    Sammy Sanchez did one of mine. Maybe email Jim & see what they recommend.
     
  4. Maven

    Maven Supporting Member

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    Michael Tuttle at Best Frets.com is the man.
     
  5. mybusinessmy

    mybusinessmy Member

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    Thank you for the responses guys, that is definitely helpful.
     
  6. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Mike Lull did a great job refretting an old Fender for me. I would say any great refret guy could do the job.
     
  7. Kappy

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    Shouldn't be anything special about a Tyler. I'd just take it to the best luthier/tech that is within a reasonable distance from me. You might be able to send it to Tyler, but it might take some time since they seem really busy lately.
     
  8. matt5150

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    Me? I would send it to Pete Skermetta at LA Sound Design.

    http://www.lasounddesign.net/#home

    Their # is 1-818-845-8663

    Besides being an amazing luthier who makes a killer guitar, Pete is also the Master Builder at James Tyler Guitars so he knows a thing or two about their guitars;)

    His setups are amazing and his refrets are stellar.

    Here's a link to Pete' work:

    www.skermettaguitars.com/
    info@skermettaguitars.com

    I hope this helps.

    Matt
     
  9. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 Well actually +3 since he's re-fretted 3 guitars for me. :AOK
     
  10. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 for Pete.....great guy, great work, amazing instruments.
     
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  12. mybusinessmy

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    LOL, I purchased this guitar at LA Sound Design, so I was surprised to hear that. Thanks for the info!
     
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    Get stainless and a Plek job and that will do you for years.
     
  14. matt5150

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    No problem my man.

    Dave and Pete (and Martin) are great guys and I love their work.

    Matt
     
  15. eliot1025

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    Yes, you can send it back to Tyler. Jim insists upon having the entire instrument to do the re-fret correctly. It would cost a minimum of $300.00.
    The wait time is normally at least two weeks, however it would be longer at the moment. Better to send it in June - there'd likely be a shorter wait.
     

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