Strat Re-fret cost?

wraub

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I have a RW 'board Strat that needs a re-fret. 21 frets, looking for nickel not SS.
What's a typical price?
 

NJD3VIL77

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I have a RW 'board Strat that needs a re-fret. 21 frets, looking for nickel not SS.
What's a typical price?
I’m interested in this topic as well. May I piggy back and ask if anyone has pricing on SS refretting costs?
 

MajorLedhead

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I got $400 in mine if you include shipping costs to Kentucky from western Pa.
Maple board with nickel frets.
 

SinglecutGuy

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SS jumbos from Aperio, $385 including new nut.
Aperio is highly regarding in these parts. Great work and reputation.
I came in here specifically to recommend Aperio. Greg is a standup guy and does impeccable work. He re-fretted a tele for me with SS, and I had an issue after the fact (100% my fault) and Greg still took care of it. I can’t say enough good things. It’s one thing to have excellent work done. It another thing to have excellent work done by excellent people.

Aperio all the way.
 

nl128

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I used bordentown guitar rescue in NJ for a refret on a maple board ‘67 tele. Mike there did an amazing job. Beautiful re fret and a new nut with out touching the original fretboard finish at all. I believe he charged $250-275 and was done in a week. I was so happy with the work I tipped him another $50.
 

diogoguitar

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Mike Lull's shop in Seattle area charges $800+. I wanted to do it on my Jackson. With binding and ss fret upcharge, they were talking more like $1,200. And that was in 2019 before any craziness on the market
Of course this is a "I don't want to do it" kind of price.

In Portland area I saw a reputable shop wanting $450 for it (also high cost of living)
 

bon ton

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I need new frets so infrequently I'm always surprised when I hear the price. Fortunately my guy is a friend since the late 70's and I trust him without any reservations. I just pay whatever he says it costs and he does a superb job. He charged me $400 a couple of years ago.
 

bon ton

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Mike Lull's shop in Seattle area charges $800+. I wanted to do it on my Jackson. With binding and ss fret upcharge, they were talking more like $1,200. And that was in 2019 before any craziness on the market
Of course this is a "I don't want to do it" kind of price.

In Portland area I saw a reputable shop wanting $450 for it (also high cost of living)
Mike Lull has his head up his ass.
 




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