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Carnivorous HERBivore
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04/12/2018 8:57 am  

Looking for tips on installing frets above the 14th over an acoustic body once the neck is glued on.

Seems like hammering is out of the question. Squeeze with a clamp maybe?


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04/12/2018 10:21 am  

Hmmm...... I don’t know about that one BERBivore, it’s one for the master. 

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04/12/2018 11:45 am  

Hey Herb

Standard practice:

(assuming you are right handed)

  • Put your left hand through the soundhole and hold underneath the fretboard
  • Lift the guitar off the bench
  • Hammer in mid air against the inertia of the guitar with your right hand

It is a little unwieldy but tried and tested and a lot cheaper than the alternative (Stewmac Fret Buck - expensive but I'm sure its fantastic)

You can certainly clamp any problematic frets

Make sure to mask off the body  🙂

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04/12/2018 11:55 am  

Oh no - it's not going to work... I'm left handed with hammers! 

But... I have a cunning plan... thanks for this Sir

 


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04/12/2018 12:59 pm  

oh yeah - I forgot to say...if you are left handed...swap hands...genius. ? ?

or you could fill the soundhole with Turnips?

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05/12/2018 2:15 pm  

Frets went in a treat.

Levelling and profiling as we speak (taking a break and having a cuppa)

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Those above the 14th were easier than I thought!

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05/12/2018 4:20 pm  

Well done Herb!

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