Which companies make guitars with Extra Jumbo frets?

Blingdogg

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Does anyone know of any manufacturers that make guitars with extra jumbo frets?

I'm looking particularly for an SG. Or maybe an LP or something with the Gibson scale 24.75" neck.

Since I got my ESP LTD Les Paul-type guitar I fell in love with extra jumbo frets. Playing this guitar with extra jumbos made me realize that this is the exact feel that I'd been searching for, for so long for guitar necks. Before, the biggest I'd played was medium jumbo, but with the extra, I like the feeling of space and being able to really grip the strings for bends.

I'm thinking of getting another guitar later this year. Besides ESP (I'm looking for alternatives so I have more to choose from), does anyone know who else makes necks with Extra Jumbo frets?

Hopefully under $800.
 
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Sweetfinger

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Gibson's standard fretwire is already Jumbo and is fairly tall for how narrow it is. USA Fenders come with wire that is the same height as Dunlop 6100 but slightly narrower. I think the roadworns probably come with something like a 6100. I've seen some MIK Fender and Squier with 6100. What is your definition of "extra jumbo"? Do you have a crown width and height that you want? Basically most modern guitars seem to have frets that are on the large end of the "jumbo" size chart.
 

Dale

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I like 6100 and tall wire. Esp is about it really for LP style or SG style guitars.
 

chrisross

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The Fender Highway 1 series had huge frets! I know that doesn't help...but I said it anyway!
 
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24.75 scale? Man, that's not my forte.

But if you wanna check out the Fender American Special or the Fender Highway One "Upgrade" (alder bodied guitars built after May 2005) these guitars all have 6000 or that "Super" Jumbo fretwire you're looking for.

Use the USACG website description for this wire size. The next size ABOVE 6100 which is the usual Jumbo wire. Bass guitar wire, Railroad Tracks.
 

Blingdogg

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm not exactly sure the size of the wire I'm looking for, but I'll have to find out. All I know is the size on my ESP LTD (website states it is "extra jumbo") is perfect. I'll have to see if I can find out the exact size.

I'm planning to get another guitar this year, and I like having some options so I'm trying to check out other manufacturers to compare with ESP LTD.

Like you guys recommended I'll check out USACG, Schecter and the rest. It's been a while since I played a Fender Highway 1 but I'll try it out again to get an idea.

Thanks!
 

snowblind56

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I think ESP might use 6000 frets as their "Extra Jumbo". Jackson uses 6100's. Not sure if Ibanez uses 6100's. I believe Fender & Gibson uses 6105's as does Ibanez on some of their sigs.

What it comes down to is go and try a bunch of guitars out. If you like a guitar, it's not a terrible idea to get a re-fret.
 

Blingdogg

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I think ESP might use 6000 frets as their "Extra Jumbo". Jackson uses 6100's. Not sure if Ibanez uses 6100's. I believe Fender & Gibson uses 6105's as does Ibanez on some of their sigs.

What it comes down to is go and try a bunch of guitars out. If you like a guitar, it's not a terrible idea to get a re-fret.
I did some researching and found out that ESP/LTD frets should be about 6100.

Now that I know this, I'm going to see what other brands use this size.

Thanks
 

kherman

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Carvin has the 6100 fret size as an option.
And you can get them in stainless steel.

Carvin scale length on the neck thru and set neck guitars is 25".
Bolt-on are 25.5".

Honestly I really don't notice a difference going between my older 24.75" scale '89 Carvin guitars and my current 25" scale Carvin guitars.
And I have small hands. The difference is really moot, imho.

The Carvin CS series would be very similar to a ESP or LTD Eclipse in style.
Quality will be on par with ESP.


The Carvin DC3 may be the closest to an SG.


Or if you don't want the carved top, an "all mahogany" SC90 may get you in that SG territory tonally.
 




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