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New stainless steel frets on my banjo

Posted by Just Bill on Friday, October 9, 2009

It's been awhile since I reported my banjo was going in for a fret job and that I had decided to have stainless steel frets installed.

Well, my banjo is back and it now sports a new set of stainless steel frets.  I am very pleased with the result and look forward to many years of picking on these frets.

The tone did not change and the frets feel a little smoother.  I also like the way the strings feel when I choke them.  These frets feel quite nice under my fingers.  I also want to point out that the frets feel nice and smooth along the edge of the fretboard (my banjo has a bound fretboard).  The finish work on this fret job is just wonderful.

I offer a big "tip of the old Stetson" to luthier, Gordon Groves of Tucson, who did this fret job.  His skill and quality work are second to none.  (This is the fourth fret job he has done on this banjo and they have all been PERFECT.)

Okay, that's all for now...I'm going to pick my banjo...with the new stainless steel frets!  :^)

2 comments on “New stainless steel frets on my banjo”

Saturday, October 10, 2009 @9:35:36 AM

Congrats,Bill you now know the joy of a better way to do a traditional job as the results will leave you never lookig back . ......................Steve

Just Bill Says:
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @2:31:19 PM

Thanks, Steve! I'm enjoying it! :^)

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